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Ripped Six Pack Abs, Without The BS

February 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

If you really want to get ripped six pack abs, you're seen the 17 kinds of crap that exist online promising to deliver them to you. unfortunately, most of these gloss over the fact that even with a great plan, it's hard.

Otherwise, everybody would get ripped abs!

Here's how to do it. Simply, effectively, and with a few six pack tips. Though it will still take effort on your part - anything worth getting always does.

Drop Fat For Ripped Six Pack Abs

The most important part of how to get ripped abs is being able to control your body fat. If you have too much fat, you'll never see your abs.

Once you get your body fat percentage down low enough, you'll see your abs. It will happen naturally, even without a ton of ab crunches or exercises.

For guys, you'll be aiming for lower than 10% body fat. Between 5% and 8% body fat is when your abs really start showing.

And for you ladies, you want to get below around 15% body fat. And 12% is where you start looking really ripped.

Dropping fat is one half. But building up your muscles is the other half of the equation.

Building Muscles

If you just lose your fat, your muscles will show through. But to really get muscular you need to build muscle as well.

To build muscles, you need to go to the gym and do weight lifting. That's the best way to trigger muscle growth, especially muscle hypertrophy, meaning causing your muscles to get larger (in addition to getting stronger).

The other half of it is eating right. You need to eat more to put on weight - whether that weight is fat or muscle.

And it doesn't need to be much. An extra 200 or 300 calories a day is plenty enough to put on a half pound of muscle a week. (And a half pound of muscle a week is pretty good, despite the lies you might see on infomercials).

How Much Do You Want Ripped Six Pack Abs?

Most bodybuilders don't get ripped abs all year round. They have a 'bulking' time, usually in the winter, when they try to put on muscle and not' worry too much about fat gain. And a 'cutting' time, usually in the summer (for swimsuit season), when they diet down to reveal their ripped six pack abs.

It is possible to keep a ripped six pack. But it takes disciplined calories counting, which is very difficult to do for most people. Not just physically, but psychologically always having to record what you're eating can get to be a chore - I speak from experience.

Consider how much you want to get ripped abs, and how much you're willing to commit to keeping them. More exercise will help, but if you have an inclination to eat too much you'll still need to count calories so that the fat you just dieted off doesn't come right back.

Now, Get Your Ripped Six Pack!

I know, the paragraphs above might seem like a downer. After all, nobody wants to be told that it takes a lot of work to get anything. But that's just life.

If you want more info and specifics about how to lose fat quickly and without too much discomfort, check out the links below. I detail the exact methods I use when I want to get ripped six pack abs and show them off.

If you want to get more info about how to get ripped, check out the How To Get Abs E-Book. Or read more info at my site, Complete Strength Training. I'm an American College of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer and I've been lifting heavy things, trying different diets, and practicing Japanese martial arts for quite a while. There's a lot of info about all different kinds of strength and weight training, and how to get ripped. Check it out!

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