By Mathue Johnson - DietsInReview.com
Summer is lurking just around the corner, and that means swimsuit season is, too. If you haven't already, now is the time to kick your workouts in to gear. Especially if you're after those bikini abs.
A common misconception is that doing endless crunches will yield a flat, sexy stomach. However, this can be filed under fitness myths because it's not true. Crunches shouldn't be discounted, though, as they build core endurance and will obviously help with the defining of those ab muscles. To get the bikini belly you seek, you'll need to burn both fat tissue and muscle tissue.
It might be a surprise, but diet and cardio are the most important ingredients in the weight loss and muscle-toning recipe. Add to that a third ingredient of weight training and you've got the combination for success.
The diet is the most important area to focus on in the coming weeks.
- Reduce calories, carbohydrates, fat, and sodium
- Don't skip meals
- Control portion