Frequently Asked Questions
Justin Leonard
http://www.leonardfitness.com

Question: How can I get a six-pack?

Justin Leonard: Anyone can have defined abs with a few key concepts and techniques. Everyone actually has a good set of abs, it's just a matter of removing the fat and sculpting them through nutrition and exercise.


Question: How many sit-ups should I do to tone my abs?

Justin Leonard: Remember that nutrition is what mainly "tones" the abs! Total body exercise should be your second choice.


Question: What's the best way to lose fat around my midsection?

Justin Leonard: The best way to burn fat over the "entire" body is through diet modification and low-impact cardiovascular exercise.  The human body burns fat best when calories are reduced and you're consistent with a diet that doesn't exceed the demands of your daily physical activities. In addition, supplementation with thermogenic formulas, meal replacements, and whey protein may be beneficial.


Question: What is the best abdominal exercise?

Justin Leonard: There is no one exercise which is better than another. What works for someone else may not work for you. You must experiment with each to find which is best for your individual body type. Indicated are two of the most popular exercises:

  • Crunches
  • Side crunches

Question: What is the best way to train the abs?

Justin Leonard: There is no best way, but consider performing all sets until failure or until you can't perform another repetition due to muscle fatigue. The abs have a high level of resistance to muscle fatigue. Rest time in between sets should be kept to a minimum (approx. 30 seconds to 1 minute).


Question: How often should I train my abs?

Justin Leonard: Opinions vary from training abs every workout, to once a week. The key thing to remember is that everyone has a different body type. The truth is, you must test every option to find which method works best for your body.

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