BUSTED: These Flat-Belly Myths Are Killing Your Results

Everyone wants a flat, toned tummy.

 

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In this article I’m going to address some of the worst tummy toning myths that are currently circulating and reveal the TRUTH behind them.

 

Which Ones Do YOU Currently Believe?

 

Myth 1 – You Can Spot Reduce Stomach Fat

One of the biggest myths around is that you can aim your fat loss efforts solely at just your stomach and by doing lots of core exercises, you can blast away the body fat from your midsection.

While it would be great if this were the truth, unfortunately it’s not that simple.

To lose your belly fat and make your abs visible, you must lower your overall body fat percentage.  To do this,  you must stick to an intelligent calorie-controlled meal plan that’s rich in natural, unprocessed foods.

And you must make sure you’re exercising at high-intensity four to five times per week –  CONSISTENTLY.

 

Myth 2 – You Can Exercise Your Way To Abs

Another popular stomach toning myth is that you can eat what you like as long as you follow a solid, intense workout program.

While working out certainly does help you burn body fat, you can’t out exercise a poor diet.

So if you’re eating a lot of processed or high-calorie food, start making some changes today and ensure that your diet is clean, reasonably low in calories and high in nutrition.

 

Myth 3 – You Can Run Your Way To Flat Abs

While it’s true that having a lower body-fat percentage is necessary for a flat tummy, many people incorrectly believe that low-intensity cardio (like running) will produce the desired effect.

Not only is this myth untrue but neglecting the RIGHT kind of workouts can severely limit your progress and totally prevent you from getting the six pack abs you desire.

So instead of doing “hours of cardio”, perform short bouts of high-intensity, resistance exercises.  This will strengthen your heart, burn TONS of calories and give you a nice flat tummy.

 

Myth 4 – High Rep Ab Exercises Are Best

Some people wrongly believe that, you should perform as many repetitions as possible with no added resistance, instead of of limiting your ab exercise sets to 10-15 repetitions with added resistance (or weights).

If you’re only performing no/low resistance exercises when training your core, you’re not going to get optimal results.

To get the most out of your ab training, make sure your ab routine includes a combination of high rep – no resistance exercises and lower rep – resistance-type exercises.

This powerful combination will tone up and flatten your abs while also adding the strength and definition that’s required to build a strong, sexy stomach.

 

Myth 5 – You Can Get Six Pack Abs With The Right Product

One final myth that many people fall victim to is that they can magically get six pack abs by investing in the right product.

We’re told that ab belts, wraps or lasers are all that’s needed to melt away stomach fat without the need to eat right or exercise.  The truth is that very few of these products work at all and even the ones that do work, give you very limited results and aren’t worth the cost.

So instead of wasting your time and money on these gimmicks and gadgets, invest in a solid diet and exercise plan and you WILL get the tight, toned stomach you’re after.

 

THE BOTTOM LINE IS:  To get lean, tight abs you need to be combining the right fat-burning, muscle-toning workout program with a solid diet – CONSISTENTLY.

Any advice that goes against this should be taken with a pinch of salt.