Body Fat Percentage
How Body Fat Percentage Affects Ab Fat
The most important factor to consider for getting great looking abs, is body fat percentage. In other words what percent of your body mass is fat.
We can divide our body mass into two parts, the organs and muscles which make up our lean body mass, and then fat which makes up the fat body mass. We can exercise our abs to death, but if we have to large of fat body mass, our abs will not look good. In fact, building ab muscles when we have to much fat body mass will only make our stomachs look worse because the muscles will push out the layer of fat covering our abs.
Body Fat Percentage More Than Just Looks
Another reason to reduce your body fat percentage is to reduce fat in your abdominal cavity. This is not the layer of fat that rests over your ab muscles, but instead it surrounds your organs and is a major factor in heart disease and stroke. So our first step in getting great looking abs and a healthy body is to reduce your body fat percentage.
For great sexy abs men should try to get their body fat percentage down to between 10 and 7 percent and women should aim for 10 to 14 percent.
How To Reduce Your Body Fat Percentage
There are several ways to reduce your body fat percentage and all of them have to do with reducing your calorie intake enough to force your body to use its fat stores to make up the calorie deficit but not so much that your body resorts to using its lea muscle tissue to close the calorie deficit.
You can lose weight and still increase your body fat percentage if you exercise so much that you force your body to burn lean muscle tissue for energy. So the secret to really reducing your body fat percentage is to push your metabolism as high as you can while reducing your calorie intake to the maximum rate your body can convert fat to energy.
Advanced Techniques For Body Fat Percentage Reduction
One of the most advanced and controversial way to accomplish very rapid reductions in body fat percentage is using the hCG hormone in conjunction with a very low calorie diet. This technique is commonly called the hCG diet or the official hCG Diet. I write about this technique extensively in The Official HCG Diet blog.
A more traditional approach yet one that is extremely powerful involves a nutritional approach. By eating the right foods you can actually induce your body to shed body fat and reduce its overall percentage.
If you get the combinations right you will se very fast and quite amazing results. Trainer Mike Geary has outlined this technique in his best selling ebook Truth About Abs. If you don’t have a copy of this book I urge you to get one today.
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As you reduce you body fat percentage your efforts in shaping your abs will be double repaid since they won’t have to struggle through layers of unsightly fat to be seen.