HIIT - Circuit Training for Six Pack Abs Fast

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Letís be honest, being muscular is nothing if you donít have defined abs. To enhance the size and shape of your muscles, you want to get lean all over and attain the six pack abs look that everybody is trying to work toward. In other words, the leaner you become, the larger in appearance your muscles will be. I donít care how many crunches you do, if your body fat is not in or close to single digits, your abs WILL NOT show. Everyday people all have muscles, but because of the layer of fat covering them many times they are not visible, especially if they do not exercise them enough. Make sense? To improve your overall muscle appearance and get more definition in your abs, here are some tips for getting lean fast.

Tip #1-Basically you need to have a proper daily diet, doing so by cutting out all sugars, white flour, dairy products and simple carbohydrates. We are all making an effort to get away from the "thick skin" look and this kind of diet will help to eliminate that and cut down on bloating. Your best bet is to follow a "clean" diet containing only of natural fats, clean proteins, and complex carbohydrates.

You will burn fat more easily and efficiently on this clean diet, so, add in a fat burning activity. The goal when burning fat is simply to burn calories. The old wives' tail of a secret heart rate to magically burn up fat is something that need to be put to rest. Here are some options, as you have many choices for your fat burning activity, and can choose the one that works for you.

Traditional cardio is a fat burning activity that involves your standard treadmill jogging or walking. This type of activity is effective in your attempts in getting lean when done for at least 45 minutes to an hour. I would recommend 30 minutes if you have a strenuous traditional cardio routine in mind.

Circuit Training Routines : This technique is a little more intense and is usually performed for about half the time of traditional cardio. For best results in your attempts of getting lean, I recommend performing 15 to 20 minutes of circuit training at a time. Unlike traditional cardio, I do not recommend this type of approach directly following an intense workout. If interested, you can follow this link to find a great circuit training routines

for you.

Keep your metabolism up: It is very important that you break up your meals into 6 per day. Eating every 2.5 to 3 hours will keep your metabolism working and eventually turn your body into a fat burning machine. Not only will this aid in getting lean, but will also help to keep muscle mass by fueling your body with the proper amount of nutrients throughout the day.

Here are also other, more advanced tips in getting lean.

First, in order to avoid water retention, is to drink about one gallon of water per day. Before you eat anything in the morning, start out with your cardio routine. Finally, when it comes to getting lean, make sure that the majority of the carbohydrates you eat are from vegetables.

For those of you who feel that lean is in and bulky is out, follow these few simple steps for a more ripped "fitness model" look. While the task of getting lean may be hard, the real challenge is the task of staying lean. You will only be causing yourself a set back if you do not develop a consistent routine, as this will be the key to your success with any fitness goal.

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