Are there really Easy Ways to Get Great Abs?  Well…  That depends on what you mean by easy, and your current fitness level.

There are many gadgets and fads.  Stimulators, crunch machines, etc…  Most of these things come and go.  Simply put, what works – works.

Let’s look at it this way.  How about ways that are effective and do what they are supposed to do, and won’t waste your time.  Here a few:

  • Using a stability ball to do chest and arm exercises.
  • Engaging (flexing) your abs during cardio exercises.
  • Standing up straight and flexing your abs during the day.
  • Sitting with good posture at work and tightening your abs.
  • Resistance ab workouts.
  • Working upper, lower, and obliques – varying routines.
  • The Plank (looks a lot easier than it is!)

For a lot of you, you may already have a nice six pack buried beneath layers of fat.  No amount of crunches will be able to make them show through and inch or two of flab.  Here’s what you can do to go in the right direction:

  • Eat 5 to 6 smaller meals instead of 3 large meals (turbo charge your metabolism)
  • Don’t drink your calories!  Beer, soda, even juice can add unnecessary calories to your diet.
  • Artificial sweeteners will cause you to gain weight.  No diet pop.  No Nutrasweet.  Enough said.
  • Add spices to your meals.  Another metabolic booster.
  • If you have to go to a drive through, get the items that aren’t deep fried.
  • Plan your meals ahead of time.  Weekly planning is great.
  • Don’t eat 3 to 4 hours before bedtime.
  • Don’t eat before your workout and wait and hour after.  You will burn more calories this way.

Look for ways you can burn calories that won’t pose much of an inconvenience.  Such as:

  • Park further from the door everywhere you go.  (The store, work, church, etc…)
  • Take a walk during your lunch break even if it’s just for 10 minutes, 3 times a week.
  • Skip the elevator and take the stairs.
  • Chose the family chores that require more energy – vacuum, mow the lawn, etc.

Are there easy ways to get great abs?  Sure.  Maybe even easier than these things I’ve told you about.  Heck, I’ve always told people if you have enough time and money you can do anything!  You could get liposuction and hire a personal trainer.  So if you have $15k burning a hole in your pocket and it’s really that important – go for it!  If you’re like the rest of us, do something!  Anything.  Stop thinking about it.  Stop analyzing it.  Do one thing today.  Keep doing that.  Add something to it later.  Keep going.  You will get the results you’re after in no time, Easy.

To your Health and Success!

David