4 Rules For Flat Abs Over 40
(Plus, eliminate the lower belly pooch with the
30-Days To Your Best ABS Ever challenge!
Click here for more info.)
One question I am asked again and again — is it possible to have flat abs over the age of 40?
My answer is always the same … not unless you begin to understand and implement the 4 Tummy Laws. Stick to these guidelines and you’ll banish belly fat and get a midsection that’s flatter, tighter, and seemingly ageless.
Law# 1: Beating belly fat is critical
Abdominals aren’t just for show. Our core muscles play a key role in supporting our backs, protecting our bodies from injury, and allowing us to perform daily functions. A Mayo Clinic study showed that people who carry extra belly fat around their waists (core) – even those with a healthy weight and body mass index – are at greater risk for coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Truth # 2: Stop with the sit-ups
Traditional crunches do have their value – they’re great for helping to define the abdominal muscles, especially the rectus abdominus (the part of our abs that can form the ‘six pack’). But, not all belly fat exercises have to be crunches. Yoga and pilates moves, for example, work our tummy muscles on a deep level and, when performed properly, deliver amazing results. Click here for a FREE 10-minute yoga clip.
Truth #3: Your results might be hidden
Cardio plays a vital role in good core work. We can do crunches and pilates moves to tighten and strengthen our abs until the cows come home, but if you don’t burn off that top layer of fat, you’ll never see your amazing results. In those cases, we’re left with a stronger core (which is a good thing), but instead of a lean and lovely midsection, we often find ourselves with that “boxy” look (not such a good thing). So start burning away your belly fat with cardio so that you (and others) can enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can mind my favorite cardio workouts in my Must-Have Cardio Kit with three up-beat DVDs here.
Truth #4: You need a diet to do it
Eating, of course, is another major factor here. Sugar, sodium, hydrogenated fats, and processed foods are just a few of the culprits that sabotage abs. A diet that’s high in fiber, lean proteins, healthy fats, and emphasizes portion control can rev up your metabolism, improve digestion, and help you carve your way to a beautiful you. My favorite recipes, like the Curried Chicken Salad recipe (below) help aide weight loss but are so delicious you’ll never give them the bad rap of “diet food.” You can find a few of my favorite recipes by clicking here.
Sound like a lot to bite off? Well, chew on this: by living these 4 laws, you can have flat abs over the age of 40!
Take your abs to the next level with the
30 Days To Your BEST ABS EVER Challenge!
If you can give me 10-30 minutes for 30 days, you can have your BEST ABS EVER!
30 Days To Your Best Abs Ever Includes:
- 30-Day Workout Digital Calendar
By using the downloadable workout calendar, you eliminate confusion about which workout to do that day. Each exercise is specified, so there’s no guesswork on your part. And, it’s designed to sculpt and define your abs in record time!
- Tummy Trimmers:
Five 10-minute segments to tone, trim, and tighten your abs like never before! Includes a variety of movements from dance-style standing abs, functional moves to target the deepest abdominal muscles, boot camp circuits to rediscover the power of your abs, and pilates moves to strengthen and lengthen your torso to perfect posture and trim inches. (50 minute DVD)
- Fat Burning Pilates For Abs:
Flatten your abs by applying basic Pilates movements designed to focus on your core muscles while lengthening and stabilizing your spine. Improve your strength and posture to develop the tall, graceful bearing of a dancer. Also includes two BONUS workouts — Pilates for Lower Body and my top-selling cardio workout, Fat Burning Breakthrough, for ultimate-fat burning. (115 minute DVD)
- Ultimate Sculpt:
Super-shrink fat with interval training that alternates between total-body moves and core-conditioning exercises. This incredibly powerful method of conditioning is one of the most effective ways to tone your body. Ultimate Sculpt is based on functional training, where you work your entire body as a unit for faster results. (60 minute DVD)
- Total Body Turnaround:
Reset your body with three 20-minute balance, circuit and energy workouts. The circuit segment trims and firms, ramping up your calorie burn and attacking your trouble spots. Next, you’ll hone your balance to help you continue doing the activities you love. Finally, refresh and recharge with the total-energy segment to wake up you body and de-stress your life. (60 minute DVD)