In Search Of The Six-Pack
Q: What does it take for me to lose my pot belly and get "six pack" abs?
A: Bulging biceps are attention-grabbing and a well-defined chest is always impressive, but nothing screams sex appeal on a man like chiseled abdominal muscles.
If looking good and exuding sex appeal aren’t enough to motivate you to shed the belly fat, here’s a sobering fact that will: Men with low abdominal fat have a significantly lower risk of heart disease and diabetes than those with "pot bellies." Excess abdominal fat is dangerous and unhealthy.
A "six-pack" midsection is the crowning achievement of a truly fit man. From Michelangelo’s famous statue of David to the pages of the world’s top fitness magazines, images of the perfect male body always reflect sculptured abs.
We all want them, of course, but washboard abdominals seem to be just out of reach for the average Joe who is more likely to drink a six-pack than create his own. The formula to a tight midsection is no secret at all: it’s all about proper nutrition and exercise.
Take a clean, healthy diet, add the right combination of exercises and physical activity, throw in a lot of self-discipline together with hard work and you, too, can be the envy of Sebastian Beach.
Nutrition is the key. Whoever said "Abs are made in the kitchen," was (pardon the pun) absolutely right! No matter how many crunches or sit-ups you do, your abs won’t show until your body fat is 10% or lower (American men aged 30-45 average have around 17% body fat). Therein lies the battle.