Spot Reduction..it just doesn’t exist folks. I don't know how many times I've had someone tell me, I want to work my abs, I need some extra ab work, can't I do some ab work, etc... I hear those things all time..mostly about the abs, but the thighs and butt do get an honorable mention in there too. It's a hard to battle to wage, and it's a frequent one. Nobody wants to believe that doing 100 crunches a day isn't going to give them washboard abs. I try and give my clients mostly compound exercises to do. I figure, let's work the most efficient way we can in any given session. I do throw in some isolation work, but that's not really what I'm basing their workouts around. Your abs are made by your grocery list—what you put in that cart will make all the difference. . If you shop wisely, eat smart and exercise, you'll get those much desired 2-, 4-, or 6-packs that everyone so covets. If you exercise until you're ready to drop, but don't eat properly, you'll forever be wanting. Also, if you are considering making an equipment purchase, at 2:00 a.m. from your local cable channel, to help you in this quest, chances are you'll regret it. If it looks like a gimmick, and sounds like a gimmick, well, it probably is a gimmick. To get the washboard abs we all have lurking in our midsection, you have get rid of the fat that is covering them. To get the cuts that make those abs look so pretty, well you have to exercise. The pros you see gracing the covers and insides of magazines and doing competitions worked their tails off to get their abs to look like that. They are a cut above most in that they know how to manipulate their diets to time those abs to (hopefully) come in the day of the competition or the photo shoot. So, can you get 'abs'--yup you can..is it easy..not necessarily so. It won't happen overnight, or even over a few nights, but it can happen. If you want it bad enough, you can make anything happen. So I'm sorry if I've dispelled some things for you here, but that is the sad truth.
P.S. Oh, that picture top, right is of Maggie Diubaldo. Her abs are what I aspire to. She's an incredible looking woman. I know what needs to be done, and I am working on it! 2- of the 6- are in place..the other 4 are pending my eating patterns. :-)
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