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Millions, if not billions of dollars, get spent each year in the quest for a flat stomach.

There seem to be hundreds of different ab exercise devices out there, not to mention all the wonder supplements. You would think that with all these amazing new promises of a flat stomach, most people would be walking around with that nice, lean mid-section they’ve always wanted. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Most, if not all of these products, will do little or nothing to flatten your stomach. And that’s because these exercise contraptions cannot eliminate the layer of fat that lies on top of your abs. The effects of any wonder supplements are generally short lived and can damage your metabolism too. In order to be successful at flattening your stomach you must have a basic understanding of how your body burns fat. The first thing that needs to be understood is the difference between fat and muscle. Fat is either excess calories or stored toxins and is primarily stored in layers on top of muscle tissue. Muscle is made up of fibres that contract or shorten to produce movement. Fat cannot turn into muscle and muscle cannot turn into fat! However, you can lose muscle and you can gain fat. That’s what happens to most people. So if your goal is to slim down your waist line and have a nice flat stomach, the first thing you need to do is decrease / eliminate the layers of fat that are on top of your abs. We all have flat abdominals, it’s just that most are covered by excess fat. The most effective way of flattening your stomach is a combination of high intensity interval training (HIIT) – short, hard interval workouts – strength training, and stable blood sugar (keeps you from adding additional fat and makes it easier for the body to use the body’s stored fat for fuel).

1.            High intensity interval training (HIIT)

Using short, intense workouts combining resistance and cardio to increase metabolism, is important because if done correctly, it will increase your metabolism for 24 hours or more

Using short, intense workouts combining resistance and cardio to increase metabolism, is important because if done correctly, it will increase your metabolism for 24 hours or more

Using short, intense workouts combining resistance and cardio to increase metabolism, is important because if done correctly, it will increase your metabolism for 24 hours or more! This means you are less likely to store any excess calories as body fat, because they are more likely to be used by your elevated metabolism. Plus, you are more likely to burn off some excess body fat. Below is a sample interval workout that can be done with just about any activity (walking, bicycling, swimming, weights, plyometrics or stair climbing). Warm up at easy pace two to five minutes and then perform one minute of hard work, then perform 30 seconds of moderate work (recovery time-catching your breath), then repeat this process six to ten times, then cool down at an easy pace for two to five minutes.

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