How to Get a Flat Stomach and Toned Abs

There are two critical elements involved in obtaining a flat midsection. Of course what it also takes is persistence and consistency!

The first element in how to get a flat tummy is, of course, a relevant exercise routine, the second is an appropriate low fat, low sugar, diet with plenty of high protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates.

So what’s your motivation to sort out your poorly toned abs? A special occasion? Some medical challenge which awakened your senses? Or do you “just” want to look like Brad Pitt?  Find out the truth about six pack abs.

Exercise Routine

To help flatten your stomach and reveal those upper, middle and lower abdominal muscles you must perform a number of muscle-specific exercises to strengthen your core and build up your muscles.

Decline Board Crunches – with your feet elevated and your hands behind your neck, curl your upper body forward towards your knees, while contracting your stomach muscles.  Your shoulders should be elevated and only the small of your back and posterior should be touching the bench. Hold that position for a two-count, then return to start. Repeat for 50 repetitions for three sets.

Compound Crunches – Assume a supine position on the mat with your knees raised and hands behind your neck.
Curl your body forward with your right elbow moving towards your left knee and then with the left elbow towards the right knee. The knees should move towards the elbow at the same time as you move your elbow. Crunch your abs during the move.  Do 50 reps for three sets.

Incline Board – With your head elevated, perform the same exercise as in the decline board crunches. This exercise is not a repeat of the decline exercise, but tends to work the abs differently.

Roman Chair Sit-Ups – Using the Roman Chair where there is support for your legs only, perform slow sit-ups. Do 10 reps, three sets.

Roman Chair Back Raises – Assume the reverse position from the sit-ups. Lower your head towards the floor then raise your upper body while contracting your lower back muscles.  Do 10 reps, three sets.

Leg Raises – In a supine position on the mat with your arms at your sides, keep your legs straight while raising them slowly to about two feet off the floor. Hold that position for a five count, lower and repeat.  Do 20 reps for three sets.

Compound Leg Raises – In a supine position on the mat with your arms at your sides and keeping your legs straight, elevate your feet about two feet off the floor. Separate your feet until they are three feet apart and hold for a five count, bring them back together, lower and repeat for 20 reps. Perform three sets.

Diet

Exercises may build the muscle, but diet will display the results. You have to rid yourself of all underlying fat around your middle (and everywhere else) for all your hard work to reveal itself. Don’t hide those muscles away under layers of fat!
Your diet should consist of protein, the right kind of fats, complex carbohydrates and fiber. Protein – 25% of calories consumed. Carbohydrates – 40% of calories. Fats and Fiber – make up all the rest of your calories.

  • Avoid any simple carbohydrates: Refined sugar, refined flour, artificial sweeteners.
  • Minimize caffeine and alcohol.
  • Take supplements, like spirulina, chlorella, stabilized rice bran
  • Quality Bio Protein, mixed with water or raw milk
  • Kelp tablets
  • Lipotropic amino acids (Lipo3 Compound)
  • Wheat Germ Oil

Motivation

Let’s make this simple: Just think of how good you are going to look in your bathing suit and the admiring glances you’ll receive from both sexes!  Not to mention the benefits to your overall health.

Getting a flat stomach and toned abs requires religious exercising combined with a careful diet to reveal your buffed muscles. As long as you keep up the momentum, you’ll see results pretty quickly. Your persistence and consistency will really pay you dividends.

To add a final ingredient and to supercharge your results I recommend the Flex Belt, a medical grade Ab Toning device.

 

Flex Belt – Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

The Flex Belt Uses Electronic Muscle Stimulation.  What is it?

A technological breakthrough to efficiently and electronically build muscle.  100% Medical Science.

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is not all that new. It  was discovered in 1791 when an Italian scientist applied an electrical current to a muscle group, and discovered that the muscles flexed.

Flex Belt contractions

Flex Belt contractions

Following many years of usage in the medical industry, EMS devices such as The Flex Belt are now available for home use to improve muscle strength and physical appearance.

The original EMS devices were created for physical therapists, to help their patients with muscle growth and recovery. Today’s modern, EMS devices like the Flex Belt, are used for toning, strengthening and firming muscles plus enhancing performance in athletes and participants in a wide range of sports. The Flex Belt achieves this by targeting the oblique and abdominal core muscles, that when strengthened, can improve athletic prowess and even sexual stamina.

“When you use the Flex Belt EMS technology on your core you will tone your muscles, you will feel better in your clothes, your posture will improve, you’ll move better, you’ll feel better, and you’ll continue to make advances over time with consistency.” Dr. Frank Cohen – Renowned Chiropractor

In the 1960’s a group of Soviet sports scientists applied EMS in the training of elite athletes and claimed a 40 percent strength increase. Although the EMS devices of yesteryear were poorly understood, today’s versions can pinpoint muscle cells, blood vessels and nerves, making them a major technological advancement for injury recovery, and athletic training.  This is a good reason to purchase devices from reputable companies – some of which are FDA cleared, like the Flex Belt.

San Francisco 49er All Star, Jerry Rice explains The first time that I used it I was very surprised because it was working those muscles that I had been trying to work with crunches and I got the results that I wanted.”

Many of the EMS devices are built to improve strength, but are also marketed to individuals that simply want to look better. For example, the Flex Belt is designed to give the user a more toned and firm stomach, while the The Flex Mini is designed to help women tone and tighten the buttocks and backs of thighs.  The makers of the Flex Mini state that it literally works the same muscles as when doing squats, lunges, stiff leg dead lifts, plies, butt blaster, and hamstring curls.

Firm buttocks and thighs

Both the Flex Belt and the Flex Mini are backed by a 60-day money back guarantee and can be purchased on their respective websites, www.theflexbelt.com and www.flexmini.com, for $199.99

Rock Hard Abs – How To Get Them

Just Movie Magic or Real??

The movie (2007) “300” was the story of the Spartans who held back the mighty Persian horde at the pass of Thermopylae. The Spartans, led by their King, Leonidas, were the front line for a small band of Greeks who blocked that mountain pass so the invading Persians couldn’t descend into Greece.

It was a heroic movie and the cast, headed by Gerald Butler as Leonidas, looked the part.  The actors playing the Spartans all had these amazing rock hard abs, and if you’re anything like me, I bet you found yourself wondering how they got such a great look! Is it all from ab workouts?

More movies which shows actors, like Brad Pitt, who have rocked their abs is (2004) Troy and (2010) Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time, which shows how Jake Gyllenhaal transformed himself from a “normal” guy to Prince Dastan (an orphan in the Persian Empire adopted by the king) who mastered the art of developing his abs.

Brad Pitt & Gerard Butler Abs
But guess what? The secret to having those amazing abdominal muscles that looked flexed all the time is getting an animator to doctor the film. Hey, I’ve seen photos of Butler and Gyllenhaal and they don’t have the rock hard abs as shown in that film, nor do the other actors . . . at least not the constantly flexed look we saw in the movie! So, it’s some movie magic, not just ab workouts.

The real secret on how to get rock hard abs lies in two things “ab workouts” and “diet.” Actors like Gerard Butler, Brad Pitt and Jake Gyllenhaal obviously include ab workouts and diet in their routines.

Ab Workouts
You have to work your midsection correctly in order to build those abdominals. Then you have to diet to rid your body of subcutaneous fat so those abs can be displayed. For a way to build those chiseled abs, we turn to real champions, like Brian Wade and Jill Wade, with real abdominal development and share their secrets.

The abdominals are only one muscle group in several that make up your “core.” The obliques and lower back are also important parts of what make up you midsection. All of these muscles should be worked and developed.

Fortunately, a time saving targeted device “The Flex Belt” can help you flex and define just the right muscles, building your core muscles to develop those abs you want so badly.