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Can You Flatten Your Stomach in two weeks?

If you ever saw an ad or an infomercial for any product that promises you that you can get flat abs in 2 weeks, don’t believe it and don’t buy it.

Making such a claim is totally dishonorable and false. After all, the amount of time it will take one person to get a great looking belly is totally different from the time it will take another.

For instance, if you’re currently 30 pounds overweight, there is no way that you will have a flat stomach in 2 weeks. It can’t be done. There is simply too much weight to lose. If you have 5 extra pounds that’s another matter, of course.

My point is that you need to avoid falling for empty promises and setting yourself impossible time frames. This is just a way to disappointment and lack of motivation, not true and lasting success.

Focus on the long term

Instead of looking for quick fixes, which is just what many unscrupulos marketers do, you need to focus on the bigger picture and what it takes to achieve long term success. The way to do that is to begin doing what you need to burn belly fat and strengthen your abs and continue doing it as a routine, and not think about it in terms of something that you need to do just until you get flat abs.

The way to get a flat belly has 3 pillars:

1. The right kind of nutrition which involves fresh food, natural as much as possible, low on trans fat, high on vitamins, anti-oxidants, complex carbs, and lean protein.

2. The right kind of cardio – Intensive, hard, focused on fat burning and not on the amount of time you do it for.

3. Strength training – doing total body workouts which are focused on building muscle tissue anywhere on your body to burn off more calories and fat and not on trying to tone a specific body part.

If you do all these 3 things you will probably not get a flat belly in 2 weeks, but you will eventually. It doesn’t need to take years if you do things right. Just start doing them as soon as possible.

Davenport, John “Flat Stomach in 2 Weeks – Can You Get Flat Abs in 2 Weeks?.” Flat Stomach in 2 Weeks – Can You Get Flat Abs in 2 Weeks?. 22 May. 2009. EzineArticles.com. 14 Jul 2009 .

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Simple Exercise to Flatten Your Stomach

I have received the following little tip in my email today and thought about sharing it with you. It has to do with flattening your stomach with a simple exercise that you can do even while driving!!

The tip was sent to me by Mike Geary, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. Mike is the author of the Best Selling exercise and nutrition program on the Internet, the TruthAboutAbs Program.

“If you’re already a reader of my Truth about Six Pack Abs manual, then you may already know this trick…

Now I will say that this does NOT increase fat burning, but it CAN help to flatten your stomach by strengthening your deeper transversus abdominis muscles and hence “pulling in” a lazy stomach.

It involves doing something called “ab vacuums”.

I find it a good time to get in the habit of doing daily ab vacuums while driving on your daily commute or another time that would get you in the habit of doing them regularly.

(please make sure this doesn’t distract you from driving safely… I find that it doesn’t distract me at all…much safer than driving while on the cell phone!)

Of course, ab vacuums can be done anywhere and don’t have to be just for driving, but I’ve found that it helps me to remember to do them if I do them at a specific time when driving regularly.

Ab vacuums are simple:

You can do ab vacuums pretty much anywhere at any time.
You can do them standing, seated (such as in a car), kneeling in a four-point position, or even lying flat on the floor.

The movement is as simple as pulling your belly button in as far as you can by imagining you’re trying to touch your belly button to your spine and holding for 10-20 seconds at a time. Start by inhaling deeply. Then, as you exhale, start pulling the belly button in towards the spine and hold it there for 10-20 seconds while just taking short breaths. Repeat for several holds.

Get in the habit of doing this at least 4-5 days per week while driving somewhere and you may find that this helps to flatten your stomach more by strengthening the transversus abdominis muscle (the deep ab muscles beneath the rectus abdominis) if you previously had a “lazy belly”.

Like I said, this doesn’t increase fat burning… it only helps to flatten a stomach that has lazy deep ab muscles.

If you want the “six pack abs” appearance, you obviously still need to burn off the body fat.

This idea of “ab vacuums” while driving is just one of the dozens of tips and tricks found inside my Truth about Six Pack Abs manual. If you don’t already have a copy, see what others are saying about it:

Truth About Abs Testimonials.

Or if you have questions whether it is right for you, go here:

If you liked today’s idea in this article, feel free to fwd this article to any friends or family that may want to try these “ab vacuums”.

Til next newsletter,
Don’t be lazy… be lean.”

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Fastest way to lose belly fat

Many people ask me what is the fastest way to lose belly fat especially this period that summer is approaching. Let me tell you what: There is NO fastest way to lose belly fat….period. If you asked me what is a proper and safe way to lose belly fat then I would say that you approach your problem from the correct angle.

 

You shouldn’t try to get rid of your stomach fat as fast as possible. This approach will lead you to start thinking about some “super foods” or “diet pills” that promise you to burn your tummy fat in X weeks or even X days. This approach is totally wrong. You should base your efforts to lose belly fat on two pillars: Proper Diet and Nutrition and Proper overall Exercise. Do not fall to those myths and advertising fads that people all over the Internet or on TV commercials promise. They know your bad psychological situation when you feel obese and unhealthy, so they try to take advantage of it and push those “lose weight fast” products to you. Try first to educate yourself for the proper way to lose belly fat , and get advice from expert professionals only. Do not fall to “Fast Ways to Lose Belly Fat”. Rather, do it properly and safely.

Simple Tips To Loose Stomach Fat

Many people, especially men, believe that by doing several exercises for abdominal muscles, will finally manage to loose stomach fat. But they ignore that even if you manage to gain strong abdominal muscles, this does not mean that it reduces also visceral fat. There are no special or spot specific exercises to loose stomach fat . Abdominal exercises create tightened ab muscles that leads us to the illusion that we had lost stomach fat. Most people, however, that lose weight, they first lose fat from the abdomen, by following any form of exercise because by doing this they change their body energy balance. With regards to diet and nutrition, an improvement is needed also in this area to loose stomach fat. The solution is to intake fewer calories than those consumed. Therefore, we need to reduce excessive fatty foods and carbohydrates, and also consume less quantities of food. We should also reduce the amount of alcohol consumed, not only because alcohol drinking is fattening, but also because excessive consumption of alcohol is a key to increase waist line fat. The reason why this happens remains unknown at present. We should therefore be restricted to a maximum of 2 drinks per day. It is proven that the key to losing weight and stomach fat is to combine healthy eating and physical activity. 30 minutes of medium-intensity physical activity five times a week will enhance health considerably. To loose stomach fat and also get rid of those love handles, we need more cardio exercise especially at the beginning. Aerobic exercises (the type of exercise which accelerates the respiration and heart rate), such as cycling, running, football etc are better for burning fat.