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bodybuilder absThere are many reasons to get six pack abs. Members of the opposite sex will check you out, especially on the beach, while at the same time you’ll have more energy and feel better about yourself than ever before.

Most people won’t tell you this, but it’s actually very simple to get six pack abs very quickly, once you get past all of the “miracle” supplements and complicated books.

Want to know how? Below are the 7 simple steps anybody can follow…

Burn fat

Know this: if you have a layer of fat over your abs then nobody will ever see them, no matter how rock hard they are. This is why burning fat is crucial. All you need is intense cardio sessions on the treadmill every day for around 30 to 45 minutes.

Crunches

What is the best way to train those ab muscles? In one word…crunches. Forget about leg raises and expensive ab machines, simply start doing crunches every day. As many as you can at first, and then gradually do a few more every day.

Protein

The best kind of food for building rock solid abs and burning fat is protein. Many people are now turning towards all natural beef jerky as a snack, while meats like chicken, turkey, and lamb are great choices for lunch and dinner.

Alcohol

While having a drink at the weekend is okay, as long as you don’t get really drunk, when you’re drinking everyday then it’s hard to get six pack abs at the same time. Be honest with yourself about how many glasses of wine or beers you have at night, and then commit to reducing your consumption.

Sleep

If you’re training hard and eating right, but not getting much sleep, then this will hinder your efforts. Good sleep is required so you’re muscles have time to repair themselves and your body is able to recover. It’s recommended that you get around 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep every night.

Water

Another step to follow in your quest for six pack abs is to drink plenty of water, both during and after your workouts. Water helps to keep you hydrated, as well as flushing out toxins from the body. Avoid drinks like soda and juice as they are full of sugar.

Motivation

Once you have everything in place the only thing left to do is keep on course and stay motivated in working towards your goal of six pack abs. Watch videos on YouTube for motivation, and look at pictures of people who already have the kind of body you want.