Toning abs is
proving to be the ultimate fitness heart
break. And that is because everybody want it; a flat stomach that is,
can show anything close to it. Equally, many people
and you have a flat stomach, a six pack or even a set of 8 pack abs.
Then comes in
the contradictions and confusion, how exactly
do you go about toning abs? Some swear by cardio, some do as
they can daily, others believe in weight training,
while other scoff at
the abdominal exercises
altogether and believe abs are made in the kitchen.
what you eat that determines if you have a flat stomach or not, they
which is it?
get some basics down first. Wikipedia refers to toning
as "the aim to
develop a physique
with a large emphasis on musculature…. In this respect, the
term toned implies leanness
in the body,
low levels of body fat, and noticeable muscle definition and
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therefore extrapolate that toning is about changing
body composition so that your body has relatively less fat and more
if you have more muscle or lean tissue relative to your fat tissue,
are said to be toned.
state, your body muscles seem to be well defined
because they are minimally obscured by body fat that is usually above
The ultimate tone for most people is achieved when your
muscles are visibly defined to show the holy grail of fitness
– the six pack
abdominal muscles is all about fat loss
way of looking at toning is to see it as the
means by which you lose body fat covering your muscles.
about losing body fat using exercise that also sculpt the muscle so it
firm and well defined.
dollar question in toning then should be; what
is the most effective way to lose body fat?
Making muscles more dense
definitely improves muscle tone, but of what use is toning if your ab
if they will remain covered under two inches of body fat?
has two main objectives, to firm up your muscles
and to lose the fat covering your muscles. Effective abs toning is then
results to a visible six pack.
How to lose
As we have
seen, toning your abs has to do with losing
stomach fat. But unlike what many believe you cannot exactly
a particular part of your body. When your body is losing body fat, it
lose it in the order it put it on.
the last part to get body fat will generally be
the first area to start losing body fat. This order is a predisposition
genetic make up. But all in all your body will tend to lose fat from
the body, but seem to favor some parts more than others.
for most of us, stomach fat is one of those areas
that tend to lose fat last. So to tone your abs you will need to target
fat loss. To see your chiseled middle you need to have a very low body
This means that compared to your muscles, your body fat should be very
A low body
fat percentage means you have paper thin body fat
spread out all over your body. Such little at will allow your toned abs
stand out in full glory under your skin.
considering stomach fat is among the last fat to
completely be lost on your body, when you talk of losing stomach fat
literally talking about losing body fat in general.
unfortunately, losing body fat is one of the most
misunderstood subjects in health. There are primarily two things you
know about losing body fat. These are…
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consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program