5 Tips to Get Ripped Abs for Summer

5 Tips to Get Ripped Abs for Summer :

With summer not far away it is time start thinking about what you might look like with your shirt off on those hot days. No matter what your gender is it is pretty much universal that the opposite sex likes a good set of abs. If you want to turn some heads this summer follow these 5 tips and you will be well on your way to making a good impression

1) You must lose fat

One of the biggest myths about getting ripped abs is that you have to do a million crunches or buy some silly gadget off of an infomercial to get any results.
You have to burn that fat off if you are ever going to see the ab muscles

2) Go Low Carb

when you do eat carbs they should be good carbs such as green vegetables, whole grain breads,  and brown rice to name a few. These are slower digesting and can be used more effectively by the body, it will also not be turned into fat the way simple carbs would be.

3) HIIT Cardio

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. What this means is that you do a high intensity exercise  such as a sprint for a certain amount of time, usually 1 minute or less, then low intensity like walking for the same amount of time. You then sprint again, then walk and so on until you have done at least 5 sets of sprints. I would recommend 5- 10 sprint .

4) Work the abs

A good sample routine would be:

Hanging leg raises: 4 sets of 15 reps

Stability ball crunches: 3 sets of 15

Cable crunches: 3 sets of 15

5) Cheat

Two reasons for cheating are : 1) to keep yourself sane and 

                                                 2) to keep your body on it’s toes

Let’s face it if you are eating the same healthy diet every day you are going to get bored and perhaps give in and say “it’s not worth it”. This is why you need to cheat from time to time, I would say once or twice a week. Get in a quick cheat get it out of your system and get back on track after.

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