In today’s article we will look at some of the most important and basic tips that will allow us to develop our abs and reduce the subcutaneous fat that prevents them from being able to show as they are.
Looking for the six-pack: the best tips
More hours of sleep
One of the best tips you can follow for taking care of your body is to spend more time in bed. Harvard researchers showed that those who slept five hours weighed 2.5 kilograms more than those who slept seven. One of the reasons is that sleep shortage activates a reward mechanism in the brain related to food. Another study at the University of Chicago showed how people who sleep “little” consumed up to 220 calories more than those who enjoyed adequate sleep.
Walk more, but not too much.
Aerobic exercises are not the panacea for the development of six-pack, although the caloric consumption is high, we must take into account that the body is able to adapt to this type of training progressively reducing the caloric expenditure. In this regard, the smartest option is to perform only 3 days of aerobic training combined with core strengthening exercises for the development of our abs.
Increase your strength
Once we have started going to the gym or we have dusted the dumbbells at home we should not leave aside the daily, weekly and monthly goals. One of them can be increased each day a little the weight we use and our routines. This way we can burn more fat and increase muscle strength and power.
Eat whenever you want
We have overheard that we need to do between five and six meals a day to lose fat, the reason we used to support this argument is this: digestion requires energy, so separating meals during the day could Increase caloric expenditure, but what is the reality? The reality is that the problem is not in the frequency of meals, the problem is in what is eaten. No matter how many meals we make throughout the day, the amount of energy absorbed will be the same regardless of the frequency of meals.
Take a varied diet
Carbohydrates are not bad, proteins are not bad and neither are fats, we should only be aware that there must be a correct proportion of them. Half of the energy we take throughout the day must come from carbohydrates such as cereals, bread and pasta, 30% of the total must come from fat, especially vegetable, and only 15% our diet must be occupied by proteins. A correct combination is one in which every day we consume fruits, vegetables and vegetables and dairy and that is complemented weekly with the consumption of 2-3 pieces of meat, 2-3 pieces of fish and 2-3 weekly dishes based on legumes.