One of the hardest aesthetic accomplishments to achieve is without a doubt 6-pack abs. However, there is a common misbelief about how to achieve a 6-pack. In fact it is a relatively simple thing to do in theory. If you want get a 6-pack you must shed the layer of fat covering the abdominal muscles; but how does one do this? Most of the population believes that doing endless crunches and waist twists will burn belly fat however it is not that simple. In fact it is impossible to spot reduce fat on the body and training a specific area of the body will not burn fat in that area. The only way to burn belly fat is to lose fat all throughout your body. It just so happens that for most individuals this is the last place that fat is taken from and is the hardest to eliminate. However, it is very possible. If you want a 6-pack you must be in a caloric deficit so your body burns fat for energy. In order to achieve a caloric deficit you should mainly focus on your diet. Eating at a caloric deficit will result in fat loss and then if you wish to enhance that fat loss you should exercise to create a larger caloric deficit. This is where the quote “abs are made in the kitchen” came from, because weight loss begins with eating proper nutrition. In fact, some people who have 6-packs have never done an abdominal exercise and have a 6-pack simply because they have such a low body fat %. So if you want to have a 6-pack focus on overall diet and fitness to achieve fat loss and not on doing exercises for your abs.
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.