How many times have you made the same New Year’s resolution to get a six pack by the summer? How many times did you not keep your promise to yourself? I bet that, for a lot of you reading this, those two numbers match. If you gave the same response to both of those questions, then you might be someone who is looking for a diet or a quick way to a six pack.
Of course, we all know that nothing in life comes without hard work, but there are definitely a lot of fitness programs out there that will put you on the right path and offer you some guidance when it comes to building muscle and maintaining both mass and definition.
Mike Geary’s book The Truth About Six Pack Abs gives detailed information on getting the six pack abs which you have always desired. This book not only talks about abs but also gives comprehensive information about many different aspects of health and fitness. The book is written in an easy to read style and offers information which will save you a lot of frustration when you are trying to get a tighter, flatter, and more attractive stomach through diet and exercise.
What is the Secret?
Mike Geary’s book does not tell you to go work out in the way that you may think when you are trying to get a six pack. Getting a six pack is not all about working out your abs over and over with a ton of weights at the gym. It is also not about running for miles and miles and exerting yourself to extreme exhaustion. Of course, you are not going to get amazing abs by sitting around all day, but there are other factors which contribute to getting great abs. Geary’s book sheds light on the fact that your body really reflects the way that you eat. Boosting your metabolism with the food that you eat will give you better results in a shorter amount of time. This is the “secret” that Geary’s book focuses on. Reading his book will give you a lot of insight into the world of eating right.
First off, even if you continuously work your abs out and build them to make them bigger in mass and to strengthen them you still may never actually see your abs the way you want if you are not lean. Extra weight around your belly or on your body in general will hide your muscles from view. This can be taken care of by boosting your diet with some of the tips in Geary’s book. He stresses, mostly, how terrible processed food is for your body.
What types of exercises should I do?
This book is great at breaking down different abdominal workouts for you. There are even images of the exercises and instructions on how to effectively do each exercise. Something that Geary stresses is that you should not do your abdominal workouts before your weight lifting. This is because your abdominal muscles give you a lot of your strength and if you fatigue these muscles before doing your weight lifting routine then you will not be as effective.
In addition, it is important to remember that building muscle mass will actually help you to burn more calories for longer periods of time because it raises your resting metabolic rate. This is why it is important to incorporate both cardio and weight lifting into your workout routine. Geary does a great job of explaining which types of exercises you should do and when you should do them.