Simple Ways to a Six Pack | Cheat Sheet for Abs

Fat-burning and Muscle Building Shortcuts to Abs

Follow these simple and easy tips to boost your fat loss, increase muscle mass and cheat your way a six pack and eye-popping abs!

#1 Get Spicy

Capsaicin is the main component of chilli and is the substance responsible for making you sweat and stings your tongue when eating. Not only that but Capsaicin has a metabolic boosting effect meaning more calories burned!

Just half a teaspoon of hot cayenne pepper increases calorie burn after a meal. It also helps decrease cravings for sweet, salty or fatty foods making it easier to keep the calories low!

#2 Stay Standing

A lot of people train their abs whilst lying down on the ground but this the best way to a six pack. Training your abs whilst standing is a lot more functional. It will also teach your body to activate its core more often and improve posture

One such exercise is a cable chop. Stand side on to a cable machine, select a lightweight and with straight arms, twist at the hips pulling the weight across your body. Ensure to keep a strong core and use it to control the weight.

#3 Yoghurt

That’s right, eat more of that gloopy white stuff you keep in your fridge. Yoghurt is a great food to snack on, being low in fat and high in protein.

Putting yoghurt in a shake is a great way of making it thicker and creamier. Thicker shakes have also been shown to keep you fuller for longer so another added bonus!

#4 Sleep on it

As most avid gym goers know sleep is crucial for performance and recovery. Lack of sleep increases your levels of cortisol – a stress hormone. Cortisol causes the body to retain fat stores on the stomach, therefore, covering your abs.

A study showed that if you keep your socks on sleep will be improved. wearing socks improves blood flow and assist in the release of the sleep hormone – melatonin. Another tip is to sleep on your left-hand side as this helps to reduce acid reflux

#5 Ramp up the Intensity

Performing a high-intensity workout a couple of times a week will do wonders. High-intensity exercise such as HIIT training, resistance circuits or weight training. Doing high-intensity exercise has been shown to increase testosterone and growth hormone helping you to get that six pack!

#6 Get Fishy

Taking a supplement of fish oils is a great way to cheat your way to a six-pack. Consuming a high-quality omega-3 has been shown to significantly increase lean mass and decrease fat mass.

Be wary of oxidised oils as they can do more harm than good! Try these from myprotein.

#7 Go Green

Drinking a cup of green tea has been shown to boost metabolism and thus burn more calories. The best time to consume a cup fo green tea is anywhere up to two hours after a meal. Doing so has been shown to increase fat breakdown by a third.

#8 Get your buzz on

Consuming caffeine about an hour before you workout is a great way to improve performance. Caffeine increases athletic endurance, boosts your metabolic rate. Both of these will result in a better workout and increased post-exercise fat burn.

See this other article about caffeine and weight loss! So before your next workout get a cup of joe in you and see how it goes!

#9 Keep rolling

Ab rollouts have been shown to be one of the most effective exercises for building your abs or rectus abdominal. They can be performed using a barbell, Swiss Ball or Power Wheel.

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success – Joyce Brothers

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