Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Do You Know the Best Abs Workout for Losing Belly Fat?

by James L Scott

What do the real experts say when approached with the age-old question concerning the best abs workout to get rid of that belly fat? They simply grin and say...

No abs workout will suffice! For those who are surprised by this answer let me give you the quick why. The simple fact is abs workouts by them self will not create enough of a metabolic response in your body to create fat loss.

Trainers and nutrition specialists are constantly being asked what the best types of exercises and workout routines are for losing stomach fat in order to let those six pack abs be seen. Unfortunately most people with excess stomach fat are searching for that proverbial "miracle abs routine" that is going to slash the fat off their abs in no time.

The real truth... they're going about it all wrong! You simply won't lose belly fat doing abs workouts. When you concentrate on your abdominals to flatten your stomach and sport your six-pack, you're actually wasting time from doing the proper routines that are proven to reduce body fat for good.

When someone asks me what the best exercises are for getting ripped abs and a fat free belly, I tell to start doing full body exercises. Below are most effective: squats, lunges, dead-lifts, clean & presses, snatches, presses and pulls, sprinting, kettle bell exercises and Olympic lifts.

The above full body exercises should cover the majority of the workouts designed. Since full body multi-joint exercises indirectly work your entire midsection, you only need to isolate them twice a week at most. It's also crucial as to the order and combination the full body exercises are performed. Again, it is certainly recommended that a certain amount of exercises directly targeting the abs and core should be performed, but these are only a small fraction as it is best to focus on full body exercises to stimulate greater metabolic changes within the body.

Another point I make when asked that question is the fact that your diet is the most important aspect when it comes to shredding belly fat. No matter how hard or often you train, if your diet is poor, then your abdominals will be always be covered with a layer of fat. Nutrition is without a doubt the "king of getting a six pack".

So let's set the record straight once and for all... Stop wasting your time doing countless sit-ups, crunches and leg raises, not to mention using all those worthless "abs contraptions" trying to develop your six-pack. Instead you need to be doing mostly high intensity, full body workouts for optimum fat loss. Along with healthy eating habits full of natural unprocessed whole foods you'll be sporting that six-pack in no time!

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About the Author
James L Scott is a business owner and entrepreneur living in Austin, Texas. He was a highly successful wrestler and baseball player as well as a wrestling coach for 5 years while in college and is an avid fitness enthusiest who still has a great passion for training and coaching. James has had the great fortune to travel the world and enjoys meeting and learning from people of all cultures.