Read Up And Get That Summer Body That You Have Always Wanted

Getting abs can be difficult and if you need to go out with your friends or if you are going abroad with your family to visit beaches and need to have those nice pictures taken of you, you probably are looking for a way to get those abs. Or if you are just someone who wants to live the healthy lifestyle and knows that abs are the key to determine the level of fitness, then here is the guide to get 6 pack abdominal fast!

20% Gym, 80% Gym

One thing you need to understand and make your peace with is that you cannot just eat whatever you want and burn it off later in the gym with some killer workout to get the body shape that you want. Getting abs is the hardest and losing them is the easiest. You might have heard that “abs are made in the kitchen” and it is 80% true.

Macros are what you need to consider in order to pair up the best amount of nutrition, carbohydrates, sugars, proteins and fibers controlled with the right amount of calorie intake for the day of the specific workout training that you are following to maximize results.

Workout Routines

The types of workouts that you do and the sequencing of the different workouts you are doing is very important. You need to evaluate which is your weakest abdominal section and train it first. Later on, focus on the one with the most fats because at that point, your muscles will be tired and you will be best able to work those fibers under tension.

Another important thing to note when training abs is that abdominal workouts are best done in the morning to get that result. Do it empty stomach with no liquid or solid food or water intake. Only drink after you are done and take up proteins to help you build back the torn tissues.

Are Abs All About Cardio or Weights Too?

This is the most common presumption that abs can be made by losing all the fats by running on the treadmill and maybe shaping up with crunches. However, that is a misconception and that is why this is the most commonly asked question. What you need to do is understand that the most fats are lost by resistance training. This helps tear up the muscle tissues on the fiber level. More fat is burnt trying to rebuild those fibers using the available proteins when you rest. Resistance training can help you burn fat up to 3 days, unlike cardio which only lasts for 24 hours.

Focus is Important

When you are hitting those abs in the gym, remember to contract the abs on the top of each workout. If you are only relying on the motion of the momentum then you are just wasting energy. You need to take 3 seconds to go up, contract, and come back down slowly by focusing and exhaling on exertion and inhaling on relaxation. And train only abs alone for at least an hour.


Water Rowing Machine

water rowing machine
Are you trying to get your body beach ready as the summer comes along? Or are you just trying to generally stay fit and in good health all year long? In either case there is a very simple exercise that can do a lot for you if you start doing it from your next work out session. Try using the water rowing machine for one of the best total body workouts that you will have.

For some strange reason a lot of people seem to think that rowing does not provide a good and proper work out for you and that you will need to couple it with a few other exercises if you incorporate it in to your daily exercise routine. However nothing could be further from the truth as rowing, or using a water rowing machine, will get you a tremendous full body work out, that won’t even tire you out as much as some of the other workouts. While that might be the reason some people do not think you get exercise, you have to remember that how tired and sore you are is not a good measure of how much the workout has done for you.

In realistic terms when you get in to rowing, you do not just get another one factor work out, you get a lot of different muscles working at the same time that works all over your body, you get an increased work out endurance and also raise the level of your stamina, you get a lot of cardio done and really strengthen your core, and lastly you burn an insane amount of fat too. Really the only thing that rowing comes second to is swimming, but other than that it is the best full body work out that you will get.

So for the people who cannot go rowing properly in a lake or any other body of water, you will need to use a water rowing machine to get your fix of this amazing exercise. However you will find, if you regularly go to the gym to work out, that most gyms do not have a water rowing machine or just have one or two regular rowing machines available. In most of the cases where a rowing machine is available it will be one that is air resistant or is a piston operated model, which do not give you particularly great results (which also adds to the myth of rowing not being a good work out).

To properly get a good work out from a water rowing machine, you will probably need to get one for yourself and add it to your home gym. Or you could always ask your local gym if they can have a rowing machine that has water resistance in it. These offer the best work out as well as the most realistic one since they have paddles placed inside a water tank. It will give you a smoother and more fluid rowing experience when used.