The Top 5 Dumbest Things People do to get a Six Pack By Shane Dwyer
Getting a six pack is right at the top of just about every guy's wishlist. But when you take a look around at the average guy, he's a long way from having a six pack.
And why is that? Well, there are two main reasons. Firstly, getting a six pack does require a lot of work, there's no hiding from that. If anyone tells you otherwise, I wouldn't listen to them at all.
Secondly, most people are going about it the wrong way. So in this article I'm going to outline what I think are the 5 dumbest things I see people do to get ripped.
Don't stress if you've been doing any of them. It's not really your fault. As you'll see, the people who should be showing you the correct thing are actually misleading you.
1. Expecting Supplements to Get them Ripped
This is number one because it's both the most common and most wrong mistake I see. But it's not really the fault of the consumer. After all, you don't expect to see lies in advertising, but in the case of fat loss supplements, that's exactly what you're seeing.
Supplements are by no means evil, but they're vastly overrated. When they're used for convenience, they're great. When they're used to make up for a deficiency in your diet, they're great. When you try and use them as a substitute for hard work and dedication, they're absolutely useless.
A diet pill won't ever get you ripped. Of course, supplement companies prey on the fact that people don't know this. In fact, they're laughing all the way to the bank.
So if you want to get a six pack, stop focusing on what supplements to use and focus on diet and training instead. I know that you don't want to hear it, but that's the truth.
Stop getting excited every time you hear about the magic pill that's going to get you ripped without doing any hard work. It's not going to happen, so either get real or stay in fairy land, it's up to you.
2. Expecting to get ripped by using Ab Machines
Yes, you know the ones I'm talking about. They're the ones that you see plastered across your TV screen everytime an infomercial comes on. According to these ads, all you need to do to get a ripped set of abs is to exercise for 5 minutes a day.
Wow, really! If only things were so easy...
The truth is, you could exercise on those things all day and you'd never get a set of abs. The truth is that you don't have a six pack because you've got too much fat covering them up.
So your main priority should be in getting rid of that fat. Sure, you still need to work those abs, but you'll get more results if you can burn away the fat.
Also, there are plenty of exercises you can do for free that are even more effective than those ab machines (I'm not going to mention any specific names because I don't want to get sued).
So put away your credit card, you don't need them. Instead, focus on getting your diet and training regime spot on. Implement a good diet program and train the correct way and in a couple of months you'll be laughing about those people who want to buy ab machines.
3. Trying to Learn from Muscle Magazines
Yes, muscle magazines aren't really your friend either. Most people blindly follow them because they assume that anything that is in print must also be true.
But that's not true either. Muscle magazines are in the business of selling copies of their magazines so they can charge more for their advertising.
So in order to do this, they'll tell you whatever they think will sell more copies. And that's why you see them listing all sorts of outrageous headlines every single month.
Also, something you might not know is that all the major magazines are owned by giant supplement companies. Which is another reason you see so many ads for supplements out there.
Now, educating yourself is great. In order to get a six pack you do need the right information, but you shouldn't be getting it from muscle magazines who only want to sell advertising space.
4. Trying to Learn from Internet Forums
Like I said in the last point, educating yourself is great. If there's one thing I've noticed in the people who are able to transform their bodies, it's the willingness to learn how to do things properly.
The problem is that most people choose the wrong places to learn from. Magazines are one place where people go wrong (as you've just learned) and another common place are internet forums.
And it makes sense to go there and learn. After all, they're places where large numbers of "experienced" people gather. The truth is, most forums are full of people who don't know what they're talking about.
Sure, some of the people in there really are people to take notice of, but unfortunately they're drowned out by the number of 13 year old kids and older guys who are armchair experts.
So take any information you get in forums with a grain of salt. Unless you already know what you're doing, it's going to be hard to differentiate between the guys who know what they're on about and the guy's who you shouldn't be listening to.
But of course, if you're new to this and you don't really know what you're doing, it can be hard to differentiate. So find a more reliable source of information...
5. Fad Diets
Every so often, a brand new fad diet comes along that people claim to be the next big thing. The truth is, "diets" don't work. If you want to get a six pack, you need to understand the principles behind eating well.
You need to understand what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat. If you can master those, you'll never have to go on a "diet" instead. Eating well will become a part of your lifestyle and then the abs will come with it.
If you want abs, you need to eat in a way that you can keep up for a long time (that is, the rest of your life) and that's just not possible if your fad diet is recommending that you just eat lettuce leaves for 2 weeks.
Learning to eat right isn't all that hard. If you stick to high quality, lean proteins, slow releasing carbohydrates and good sources of fat, you'll turn your body into a fat burning machine.
Ok, so there you have the 5 dumbest ways people try to get six pack abs. I hope that if you've been guilty of any of those in the past that you stop doing them and start applying the real strategies that will get you ripped as fast as humanly possible.
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