Have you ever decided that the body you have is not good enough and that you are tired of being overweight and weak? I reckon that at least fifty percent of the people reading this are on, at least, their second or third attempt at getting the body that they want.
I get people coming to me all the time with statements like: "That's it! I'm finished looking like this. Time to change!" or the usual new year's resolution of going to the gym six days a week, running 100km in a month or hiring a personal trainer, only to see the same people about eight weeks later, sitting at their desk with a double chocolate ice cream marshmallow latté in one hand and a pizza pie menu in the other!
One of the main reasons why a lot of folks give up on their diets and keep fit projects is because they are not seeing the results that they want. Some can't deal with no chocolate and with others it is an addiction to soda or whatever.
But time and time again, more often than not, people give up because they can't get a decent set of abs. From Arnold to Dolph to Jean-Claude. They all have six-packs that looks like they came by mail order.
We see photos of them working out in gyms around the world and we see the effect that they have on the girls around us and we think: "I want that!" so off we go and hit the bench.
Some of my guys can do 200 sit-ups without breaking a sweat and yet they still do not have defined abdominals.
Why? Because they are working too hard!
The Secret To Great Abs.....Faster
It is 100% fact that if you do loads and loads of crunches every day that you will get one thing and one thing only: big, overdeveloped abs. That is, abdominal muscles that are over-sized like big biceps attached to your belly.
If you couple that fact with the myth that doing hundreds of sit-ups burns fat then you are never going to get the six-pack that you want.
Here's the rule: six-packs are 20% hard physical work and 80%..........diet!
In order for you to just even make it through an average day, your abs have to be very strong anyway. For a regular Joe in the street, his abs are constantly working to support his everyday movements like climbing stairs, walking and even while driving. They form one of the basic core muscle groups that you use to function as a normal human being.
However, it is fat loss and not muscle building that you need in order to get a washboard stomach that Mark Wahlberg would envy!
Drop your weight-lifting to twice a week and for three alternative days hit the treadmill and cross-trainer. It sounds crazy but it works. Believe me!
Here's my solution to your problem. I call it 'Six Weeks, On Six Veg, For Six Pack Abs'.
For the next six weeks, cut out all white carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes etc) with the exception of the one hour window after a proper training session when you can eat either brown rice or wholemeal pasta in moderation. If you can still talk after the session then you should not have any carbs. Blast yourself, and you can have the spaghetti.
Fibrous carbohydrates will be your best friend in this quest, and so the top six vegetables that I recommend you eat are broccoli, cauliflower, courgette (zucchini), green beans, carrots and swede (turnip).
There are no hard and fast rules to this, but have a look at the following day of eating and you can work in or out of the gaps from there. I guarantee you'll see a difference in your abs within fourteen days.
Water intake: At least six litres a day!
Handful of almonds
Green salad with tuna or chicken (no beef)
Beef with vegetables and lentils (Or pasta if you have worked out)
Late night optional snack:
Cottage cheese with blueberries.
This diet is not meant to be fun. It is purely functional so get your head down and crack on for six-weeks.