As the title says, there is no hack for a six-pack. Who doesn't wanna be fit and look great? Unfortunately, there really is no shortcut you can take; the only way to achieve the body of your dreams is through proper diet and exercise.
However, exercise doesn't mean having to go to the gym. There are many workouts that can be done from the comfort of your home to burn that extra flab down to a set of abs. Interested?
First thing's first:
I know, I know. Who doesn't love to eat? Well, lucky for you, we're not going to tell you not to eat, or even to avoid your favorite foods. Here, we've compiled a list of tips and strategies to manage your diet in a healthy way.
AVOID SKIPPING BREAKFAST
Although many believe they are doing themselves a favor by cutting out breakfast, it really is true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast causes you to miss out on important nutrients at the start of the day, which can often lead to grogginess as well as extra snacking throughout the day due to hunger.
PLAN YOUR MEALS
Try to set a plan for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for the week in advance. By planning ahead, you'll be more likely to have the ingredients on hand to cook healthy meals, and will be able to ensure that you've stuck to your calorie allowance.
EAT HIGH-FIBRE FOODS
Not only does fiber aid healthy digestion, but it also contributes to helping you feel fuller, which in turn makes it less likely that you'll overeat at any given meal.
CUT, DRINK, AND LIVE
Cut out unnecessary junk foods from your life and replaces them with fruits and vegetables. Cut alcohol intake and drink water to keep the body healthy. And, of course, LIVE! Have a lifestyle full of activity and going out for enjoyment. A positive outlook helps with the game plan as well.
Now, this is a great alternative that is very effective. As the name dictates, it is a fasting method to lessen your intake and lose that extra weight by restricting not the AMOUNT of food, but rather the TIME spent eating each day. This tactic only works if applied persistently. How?
Through time management and discipline. Why? Simple. Because you will need to consistently apply a regular fasting period - typically for 16 hours a day. During the other 8 hours, you are free to eat whatever you please, but you must be diligent about not breaking your fast early in order to receive the full benefits of the diet. Typically, the only beverages allowed while fasting are water, black coffee or black tea (unsweetened).
Despite what many people may think, you don't actually have to go to the gym to put in an effective workout. There are ways to exercise at home or during your spare time and that can also produce noticeable results and improvements to your fitness.
Here are some tips:
First, make sure that you have a clear space where you can stretch out completely to prepare for your workout. Then, implement a routine that integrates a few of the following exercises.
This movement uses multiple muscle groups throughout the shoulders, arms and torso for maximum growth and strength building.
These are perfect for working your core in a way that keeps you injury free and helps you build the flat six-pack you're after.
This may not sound cool, but the effects are. This helps you work your core and abs. It also helps you build muscles in your legs to give you an advantage when running or performing other cardio exercises.
This is perfect for building the small muscles in your lower back. Strengthening the quadratus lumborum is important for spine health and will help you avoid the notorious beginner's back pain.
Now, this one is an absolute must for building the abs you want. Crunches force you to work the muscles throughout your stomach and core and are one of the best exercises for building muscle and eliminating fat.
LOWER BACK CURL
Back workouts are important. They are vital for developing all the other muscle groups. This curl is perfect for working the whole back and also helps to alleviate back pain from working at a desk.
This helps to integrate the rest of the workout you have done. It benefits the legs, core, arms, shoulders, and back, while also providing you with a some good cardio.
See? These are exercises that can be done at home for at least 30 minutes daily and it should give you great results after even just a single month of consistent workouts.
Thank you for reading!
THERE IS NO HACK TO A SIX-PACK!