How To Get Ripped Abs… After 40
3 Simple Tips To Get Rid Of Stubborn Belly Fat And Get You Lean Toned Abs At Any Age
We all want great abs. In fact, “abs” consistently rank as the number one body part people are most attracted to AND want to improve most about themselves. So, why is it so darn hard to trim down and tone up your mid-section? I’m going to set the record straight right now and give you the TRUTH about losing that spare tire so you can reveal those lean, defined abs hiding underneath that stubborn layer of belly fat.
First, let me ask you a question: have you been doing countless sit-ups, crunches and side bends hoping to flatten your stomach, but you haven’t noticed a bit of difference whatsoever?
Heck, maybe you’ve even resorted to trying out those “As Seen on TV” ab gadgets you saw on late night informercials, just to see if anything would make a difference.
No need to be ashamed… I’ve made this mistake myself.
In fact, I struggled for years before I finally figured out the truth about getting lean, defined abs. (I sure wish someone had let me in the info I’m about to share with you before I wasted so much money on useless gadgets and dedicated so many hours to doing “ab-targeted” exercises.)
Here’s the thing about ab exercises that’s so misleading: When you do ab-targeted exercises like sit-ups, your muscles get sore, which makes you think you’re strengthening your abs. There you are, crunching away thinking it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be looking beach ready with your rock-solid core, right?
…Yet weeks after you’ve religiously been doing your ab routine, your belly looks just as bloated and squishy as it did before. All that time and pain for nothing!
Here’s the TRUTH…
Most people think that abs are made to crunch, twist, and bend, but in reality it’s the complete opposite. The role of your abdominal muscles is to prevent your mid-section from crunching, twisting, and bending. Yep… you heard it right, your abs are a stabilizing force designed to resist movement in order to protect your spine.
So even though you “feel the burn” when you do crunches and other traditional ab moves, you’re actually putting unnecessary pressure on your back, causing much more harm than good. These isolated ab exercises can cause lower back injuries by forcing your spine to flex too much, and they do very little to actually strengthen your abs!!
The bottom line: Ab-targeted exercises will NOT burn off belly flab OR strengthen your abs. Instead, they will make your back weaker and more prone to injuries.