It’s beach season and if you’re one of the many wrestling to rid the muffin top or love handles, I’m here to share with you in a series of upcoming blogs: “How to get a six pack.” So, what is the secret? No, it is not starvation or being on an all liquid and cigarette diet. Getting abs is not easy. It is about moderation and most important: body sculpting and proper exercise. Remember, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Like becoming an intermediate runner or swimmer – it is going to take dedication, patience and time! If you could remember anything from this series, remember the secret to getting David’s abs is to “build muscle and lose fat.”
Don’t rush into doing the Britney Spears method by doing 500 crunches every night. Only if you are a 6’1 twelve year old boy with 0% percent body fat, be my guest. Let’s get real! Age, height, BMI (body mass index) and your lifestyle all come into play on how and when you’ll get The Jersey Shore’s “Situation’s” abdominals.
Your first step, your homework: research and development of your body. Either visit your doctor and get your routine physical (recommended yearly) or do it yourself. There probably is an app for that!
The next step is to dedicate time to achieving your goal, one ab at a time. It could take you four weeks up to eight weeks to see results. Trust me, your six-pack is not going to happen over night. Don’t freak out if you gain three pounds, you’re gaining muscle, which is a good thing!
If you are ready to get on board, the train is here! Next week, we start the exercises. In the meantime, get goal oriented, start your normal exercise routine, incorporate cross training, and have balanced meals on five inches in diameter plates. If you have not started exercising, start making plans to!
Jason Yu is Partner and Director of Marketing for The Hardwicke Group in Richmond, VA. His company specializes in new media, PR and influence with an emphasis on digital marketing strategy and reputation management. Jason enjoys keeping active by biking, running and working out on a daily basis. Jason has ran in over twenty running races including the Marine Corps Marathon, Tough Mudder, Richmond Marathon, and Xterra races. Interesting facts about Jason is that he is a music fanatic, in search fro the best macaroni and cheese, and aspiring “mixologist.”