Keys To Getting Sexy Female Abs
How To Lose Stubborn Tummy Fat & Get A Tight
Sexy flat abs! On a woman there's no doubt they look superb,
and if you're a female with lean flat abdominals, you feel very
good about your body and your confidence soars. A waist and
hips that are trim but feminine and sexy. You probably
know the look you want to achieve. Not the rugged, chiselled,
chunky six-pack abs that "the guys" aim for,
but rather the flat, flab-free stomach that looks simply
stunning on a woman.
If you're a female reading this, the hard ripped abs look can
be achieved, if that's what you really want, but by far the
majority of women prefer a more curved, sexy look, but still
with very flat lean abs. Every year, as summer approaches,
along with images of swimsuits, pools and beaches, many women
set out to tone their stomachs and lose some weight.
Aside from looking stunning, as a female, strong abs play a big
part in your level of health and well-being, and midsection
strength can help prevent back problems such as lower back
Fantastic, if you're one of them, now we'd like to save you
lots of wasted time and effort. That is if you were thinking,
as most people do, that you'd need to do "endless" boring
cardio workouts along with countless ab crunches and sit-ups to
achieve nice abs.
A concept that's important to grasp is that, the BEST exercises
to achieve lean abdominals don't differ significantly when we
compare female and male abs programs. The fact that often
amazes people is that, for the same exercise routine, men and
woman will have quite different results, so the good news for
women is that there's usually not much danger of ending up with
masculine looking, chiselled ripped abs.
Many women find it difficult to achieve the level of weight
loss they want, because they're worried that if they lift
weights, or anything heavier than small dumbbells, they'll end
up looking like muscle bound freaks at a "Mr. Olympia"
So, the reality is, due to the different hormone levels in
females and males, weight training won't bulk your muscles up.
Many women who lift quite heavy weights become very lean and
sexy, without losing their curves, and this has a lot to do
with the fact that the higher the percentage of lean muscle
they have developed, the greater is their resting metabolic
rate or RMR.
The higher your RMR the more calories your body consumes, or
metabolizes, daily, which means you're burning more calories
day and night, even while you're asleep! Amazingly, around 60
to 70% of your daily calorie expenditure is due to your resting
metabolic rate. Your physical activity and the thermic effect
of eating food account for the remainder of the calories you
burn in a day.
(A definition, from Wikipedia, of the "thermic effect of eating
food" or TEF is "is the increment in energy expenditure above
resting metabolic rate due to the cost of processing food for
storage and use.")
So, as a woman, what sort of percentage body fat do you need to
really "bring out" or show off your abs? It differs between
individuals, but for females it's usually in the 15% to 18%
body fat range. Males need to get around 5 percentage points
(or more) lower in body fat than females in order to achieve a
real ripped six-pack. For guaranteed results in the shortest
time frame, it's a matter of the right diet and the right
exercises for both men and women.
As mentioned above, the best exercises are very similar for
both genders, which we discuss in our articles on exercises at
AbsGuide.com, and this can often be the easiest part. The other
critical factor of following the right balanced diet, low in
processed food, can seem the hardest part to some, but it's
essential for results, and SO worth the little discipline
needed! See our diet articles at AbsGuide.com for more
Also we highly recommend checking out the "Truth about Six Pack Abs" which will
give you THE most complete and honest guide to developing
the ultimate set of six pack abs, or flat lean
Source: Original article by Richard Beale
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