How to Get Abs


About Abs

Everyone wants to have a flat stomach and great looking abs. Having great abs takes a lot of practice and proper exercises. Working out at the gym is one of the fastest ways to get you ab muscles showing within a short period of time. Abs muscle will not show if you have a layer of fat and our body accumulates fat in the abdominal area.

The only way to over come this excess fat is eating a healthy nutritional diet which includes fruits, green vegetables, rice, bread, lean meat such as fish and chicken. With this healthy diet your body will acquire the necessary nutrients without the addition and accumulation of fat in our body.

In addition to your healthy diet you should combine it with exercises such as the cardio exercises which are to be frequently done daily. For example you can go on cycling for 50 to 60 minutes, go running or jogging and swimming. There are several types or cardio exercises and any of these will do.

The more you burn up more of your calories your body will make use of the stored energy in your body fat thus keeping you going. Eventually the thin layer of fat on your belly will vanish and hence your abs will start to show.

Healthy eating and cardio exercises will not give you a 100% guarantee in burning out fat but you should also improve on strengthening and circulation of your heart.

There are several famous people with great looking abs and this has helped them stay fit and healthy. All these famous people have followed these various tips and guidelines in developing great sexy looking abs. The famous people to mention a few are Sylvester Stallone, David Beckham, Jessica Alba, Jessica - Simpson, Nick Lachey, Brooke Burke, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carmen Electra and many more others.

How abdominal muscles are developed.

There are 4 muscles which constitute in the formation of your abdominal muscles and these are the external oblique, internal oblique rectus abdominis and transverse abdominis. These muscles work together in flexing the spine rotating the spine, moving the spine forward and sideways and also exerting compression on the abdomen. Your workout plans and guideline are designed to train these muscles both in combination and isolation. Generally most movements make use of more than one muscle.

Rectus Abdominus Muscles These muscles when fully developed due to a combination of both physical exercises and a good diet will define the 6 or 8 packs. So generally when you see a well defined six pack this will be the rectus abdominus muscles showing.

External Obliques Muscles these muscles are located on either side of the torso. The muscles are broad and quadrilateral. In most men these muscles are not visible due to fat deposits.

Internal Obliques These lie underneath the external obliques muscle and they are smaller and thinner. These muscles are triangular shaped and not visible when they are developed fully.

Transversus Abdominis This is the deepest muscles of the abdominal muscles and you are not able to touch them from the outer side. When great exercises and training are achieved these muscles will pull you stomach in and hence give you a best slim line stomach.