8-pack abs have become all the rage when it comes to a ripped and shredded abdominal section. This is due to the rise of celebrities like Twilight star Taylor Lautner and number one fitness model Greg Plitt. With the rise of such celebrities, it was only natural that people’s desires to acquire a physique like theirs would also increase, in this case the desire to have 8 pack abs.

You too can have 8 pack abs i mean if your midsection is genetically structured to have 8 pack abs the truth is not all of us are meant to have 8 pack abs some of us have 6 pack abs and some of us have 4 pack abs abs . This shouldn’t put you off, because no matter what your abdominal genetic makeup allows you to, I have tips for working out your abs that will maximize the look of your midsection, so you get a ripped, shredded look.

Physics that resemble your on-screen heroes and role models.

Getting your dream abs is something anyone could achieve if they put their minds to it, it involves following 3 basic rules or stages, and each stage is an integral part of your overall success and by doing each step you will surely get those well deserved 8 packs of ABS. So what are these stages you ask me? I won’t make you

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Here are the 3 stages you need to go through or follow to get an 8 pack abs:

Level 1

Get your diet in order, eat a clean and healthy diet because nothing will set you back quite like not eating healthy foods. Think of it this way, food is to you what the sun is to green plants, without which those plants cannot photosynthesize. You will need to have protein in your diet and plenty of it, this will ensure that you get maximum abdominal muscle growth and this will help your muscles to recover. You will be able to get protein from a variety of natural food sources such as eggs, milk, beans, nuts, fish, meat, poultry, and the list goes on (look for other protein food sources).

Alternatively, if you want to build a complete physique, not just abs, your protein could come from taking supplements to meet your daily requirement of about one gram of protein per pound of body weight. Another thing to consider is trying to cut out meat that is high in fat and using olive oil for cooking if you can afford it. Junk food is a no-no, if you really want to get abs try cutting out junk food or eat it once a week, but make up for it by working really hard in the gym that day to burn off the extra calories you’ve chosen to indulge in. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and stop or limit the amount of alcohol you consume (drinking is a step backwards, especially beer). Try to stay away from sweets if you have a sweet tooth because that is also a step backwards and will make reaching your goal more difficult.

Stage 2

This step involves actual training; this is the most fun part for me as i am the type who enjoys doing crunches. During this step, you should choose abs exercises that target your entire abdominal region to get a ripped and shredded abs look, by your entire abdominal region I mean your upper and lower abs as well as your obliques. At this point, it is best to choose ab exercises that are simple and yet provide a level of difficulty that will sculpt and thicken your abs, examples of these would be crunches, hanging leg raises, and oblique v-raises (extremely difficult at first ).

These aren’t the only effective ab exercises that target the entire abdominal region, they’re just good examples to show you what I mean by ‘target the entire abdominal region’. I think all ab exercises work, but they do it in a different way, some need to be done with more reps (these are crunches or crunches), some require less reps and more sets (hanging leg raises can be done in 20 repetitions and 4 series combined with another abdominal exercise). Pick your favorite ab exercises and do them well until your abs hurt so much you can’t laugh.

3rd and last stage

This is your fat burning stage to reveal all your hard work. This isn’t my favorite stage, but it’s a must if you want to add the description of ripped, defined abs to your 8 pack abs. This stage is where you do cardio to burn that extra fat on your belly to reveal the magic. There are a lot of cardio exercises that can be grouped together as steady pace cardio and high intensity interval training.

I’ll admit my personal favorite is HIIT because it doesn’t take long and the intensity makes it fun, it also raises your metabolic rate so you burn calories long after you’re done exercising, an example of a HIIT exercise is sprinting between a couple of points, not continuously for that reason that interval in the description. Regular steady pace cardio is also popular in the form of jogging and people who use the stationary bike (although you could do interval training on a bike as well) at the gym, I find this option very time consuming and if you jog for too long distance you could be burning muscle and not just calories.

Note that all three stages need to be done together, but you can do stage one and two together, and at a later stage, do stage 3 to reveal the finished product.