I do crunches everyday! Where are my abs?
If I do a crunch everyday, will I have abs?
If I do crunches everyday, will I have a six pack?
Is a crunch a good ab exercise?
What exercises should I do to have abs or a six pack?
Without question, the single most important factor in the appearance of your mid-section is the amount of fat and fluid between your abdominal muscles and your skin.
You have a 6-pack right now its the natural shape of your muscles. But for most of us the layer of fat over our abs is so thick that you cannot see them.
Trying to burn fat with a crunch or sit-up is like trying to dig to China with a spoon its a complete waste of time.
There is no such thing as spot reduction. You will need to do more than just crunches and sit-ups.
Just because you work on your ab muscles doesn’t mean that you will affect the speed at which you lose fat in that area. Fat loss is a lot like scooping water from a bath tub.
If you take a cup of water out of the middle of the tub, it doesn’t leave you with a one cup dent in the middle of the tub.
It leaves you with a cup less water all over.
If you lose a pound of fat, you lose it from your entire body, regardless of how many crunches you do.
Get on a program of functional total body exercise and supportive nutrition. (Enter: The Orange County Fitness Playground)
This will help you burn as much fat as you can each day.
If you get your body fat percentage low enough, you will see your beautiful abs even if you don’t do a single crunch.
A very nice looking midsection, for a man, start showing up at around 12% body fat.
For women, it starts at about 18-20% because men store all of their fat on their belly, and women put it on their hips and thighs.
One Extra Point
Excessive toxins from conventional plant and animal foods (and alcohol) overload your liver and encourage extra fat to form around your midsection, whether you are a man or a woman.
The more toxic and/or dehydrated you are, the thicker the layer of fluid becomes, making you appear more chubby.
So, eating organic, grass fed, and free range foods will greatly affect the results of your program.
So here are some guidelines that have worked wonders for our clients!!
1. Eat every 2-3 hours or 5-7 meals/snacks a day.
2. Yes, you will probably need to eat more often to lose fat for life!
3. Serving size: listen to your body. If you are hungry 30 min. later, you didn’t eat enough. If you feel sleepy, you ate too much. If you feel great, you got it right!
Pretty simple, right?
If you’re looking for more nutrition details, then you should read this article:
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