A few years ago, I decided to build six pack abs.
I achieved my goal and I’m proud of it.
It was a long bumpy ride but well worth it.
I learned many important lessons along the way.
Here are my 11 reasons why you should consider building six pack abs:
#1) You will be fit
This is the obvious benefit. Obvious doesn’t make it unimportant though.
With two-thirds of adults being fat, being fit today is an exception rather than the rule.
6-pack abs are the ultimate indicator of fitness. That’s why you see men with six pack abs on every fitness ad you see.
#2) You will be healthy
Fat is unhealthy. Especially abdominal fat.
It’s impossible to get six pack abs without a low level of abdominal fat.
When you reduce your belly fat, your waist size will go down.
This will lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and countless other illnesses.
I can’t even remember the last time I had the flu.
#3) You will learn how to lose weight
Losing weight is simple but not easy.
In our times it’s more important than ever because we are living in the age of obesity.
The correct way to lose weight is getting harder and harder to figure out because there are millions of charlatans disguised as weight loss gurus who are trying to steal your hard earned money.
99% of the marketed weight loss strategies don’t work. Diets fail and people keep going back to the same marketers to spend even more money. It’s a vicious cycle.
To get ripped abs, you have to be lean. It won’t happen if you don’t figure out how to lose weight.
Knowing how to lose weight is a vital skill.
You will learn it when you lose your stomach fat to unveil your ripped abs and it will stay with you forever.
#4) You will learn how to build muscle
It’s a common belief that everybody has a set of six pack abs under the layer of fat on their stomach.
Most people believe they can unveil their ripped abs if they lose enough belly fat.
This is not true.
I’ve seen countless skinny people around the world and not one of them had six pack abs. Skinny men are dime a dozen but six pack abs are not.
If getting ripped abs was as easy as losing enough stomach fat, every skinny man would look like fitness models.
The truth is, your ab muscles are still muscles. If you want to build them, you have to train them.
Just like weight loss industry, muscle building industry is filled to the brim with sharks who are trying steal your hard earned money.
If you want to build muscle, you have to get your training right.
When you successfully build six pack abs, you will know how to build muscle.
#5) You will build self-discipline
Losing weight is tough. Building muscle is even tougher than losing weight.
If you want to get six pack abs, you have to do them both.
In addition, it’s completely up to you to build six pack abs. You are not required you to do it. It’s not a must for any jobs and nobody will pay you to do it (unless you are a fitness model).
Moreover, you can’t buy, inherit, steal or borrow six pack abs. You have to do the work. All by yourself.
This will require tremendous self-discipline.
There will be many times that you will want to binge eat, abs be damned.
There will be many times you won’t want to train.
You have to be disciplined enough not to quit.
Once you achieve your goal, you will have first-hand experience how self-discipline brings you the results you want.
Then you can apply that hard earned self-discipline to other areas of your life.
#6) You will build confidence
Having a fit, lean and strong body is a guaranteed result of having six pack abs.
A fit, lean, and strong body is attractive to girls.
You will be more athletic.
The clothes you wear will look terrific on your body. When you look terrific, you will feel terrific.
All these will build confidence and self-respect.
#7) You will build an excellent foundation for bodybuilding
Abs are the core muscles of your body.
Your abs are involved in nearly every lifting movement.
Strong abs will help you lift more weights when you are doing squats, deadlifts and shoulder presses.
These are the lifts that will grow your muscles the most.
Lifting more weights when you are doing squats, deadlifts and shoulder presses means bigger muscles.
#8) You will look good naked
Girls will go “WOW” when you take your shirt off.
A good sex life is one of the crucial pillars of being a man.
Six pack abs turn girls on.
I can make girls soaking wet with the simple act of removing my shirt.
When she is turned on, sex is a lot better.
#9) You will have more stamina
When I was fat, even the simple act of going to the grocery store seemed like a chore. I would get easily tired with any physically demanding activity.
Now I’m more active without even thinking about it. When I have something to do, I just do it. I don’t fret over physical activities like I did before.
I have more stamina in the gym too. I can train in almost any condition. I trained while traveling, while I was hungry, in the morning, at night, any time…
I always find the energy for training.
#10) Your posture will improve
In our age, even a simple act like walking upright is an exception rather than the rule.
Look around you when you are out next time. You will see countless men with poor posture, walking with slouching shoulders, hunching backs.
Six pack abs mean strong ab muscles. Strong ab muscles mean a strong core. A strong core means a good posture.
A good posture will make you stand out.
You will be more attractive and you will get more respect.
#11) You will beat the average
For a man, being average is a curse.
Normal people are average.
Average people suck.
Being above average is a must for every winner. The more above average the better.
Not so many men have six pack abs.
When you get them, this will automatically put you right on top 1% of the male population.