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Circuit Training for a Flat Stomach Fast

Let’s be honest, being muscular is nothing if you don’t have defined abs.  To enhance the size and shape of your muscles, you want to get lean all over and attain the six pack abs look that everybody is trying to work toward.

Your muscles will look bigger and more defined, the leaner your body is.  I don’t care how many crunches you do, if your body fat is not in or close to single digits, your abs WILL NOT show.

Everyday people all have muscles, but because of the layer of fat covering them many times they are not visible, especially if they do not exercise them enough. An idea that makes sense, doesn’t it? With that thought in mind, here are a few tips to help you gain more defined abs and overall muscle appearance by getting lean.

Cut sugars, carbs, white flour, and dairy out of your diet as much as possible for a proper diet.  We are all making an effort to get away from the “thick skin” look and this kind of diet will help to eliminate that and cut down on bloating.  Follow a very clean diet consisting of only complex carbohydrates, clean proteins, and natural fats.

Tip #2-Once you are following a “clean” diet, you will find that burning fat will be both easier and more efficient when performing fat burning activities. The goal when burning fat is simply to burn calories.  There is no secret heart rate that magically burns fat, forget that old story.  There are many types of fat burning activities to choose from, the type you choose is completely up to you, but here are a few options to try.

Traditional cardio: This type of cardio is just your standard jogging or walking on the treadmill.  This type of activity is effective in your attempts in getting lean when done for at least 45 minutes to an hour. Personally, I recommend about 30 minutes of traditional cardio if you are already strenuous workout routine.

Cutting half the time from a traditional cardio workout, and incorporating a little more intensity, you can also try circuit training.  To schieve maximum results with circuit training, you will want to do 15 to 20 minutes.  After an intense workout, you should not jump into circuit training, unlike with your more traditional cardio routine.

Keep your metabolism up: It is very important that you break up your meals into 6 per day.  This is sure to turn your body into a fat burning machine and keep that metabolism working hard by eating every 2 to 3 hours.  You will get proper nutrition by fueling your body this way and it will help you retain your muscle mass as well as help you in getting lean, fast.

A few more advanced tips to getting lean:

To cut down on water retention, consume a gallon of water each day.
Perform your cardio in the morning on an empty stomach.
Finally, when it comes to getting lean, make sure that the majority of the carbohydrates you eat are from vegetables.

To achieve a “fitness model” look that is ripped and lean, follow these outlined steps and you will soon be looking lean which is hot and not bulky which is not.  While the task of getting lean may be hard, the real challenge is the task of staying lean. But however hard it may be, the key to successfully get lean is consistency, as in every time you step away from your routine, you will actually be taking two steps backwards from your fat burning goals.

Mike Miller is a certified personal trainer from orlando florida whose mission is to help others reach their fitness goals.

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