Getting Rid of Fat on Top of Muscle
It does not matter how much muscle you develop, if it is hidden under fat, no one will ever see it. The key to developing perfect 6-pack abs is to build muscle and burn fat.
How to Get Rid of Fat on Top of Muscle
The easiest way to get rid of fat that sits over top of muscle is by doing any exercise that gets your heart rate going. This is because the harder you work your body, the more fat you burn and the more fat your body can carry out into the elimination zones. Your body has three main elimination methods for fat.
Your body uses the blood stream to carry burned fat to elimination zones. One of the main ways it eliminates fat is by carrying it to the capillaries that merge with your skin. The fat is then eliminated through the pores in your skin with sweat.
By Burning It
Your body has the capability to use carbohydrates as fuel. During high intensity situations, like a cardio workout, your body runs out of carb storage and must feed off of something else. Your body’s second choice of fuel is fat. This is why a short cardio workout does not provide the results that you are seeking.
An extensive cardio workout allows your body to burn through the stored carbs and into the fat that your body has built up.
Once the fat is burned and all of the fuel is released from it, it must go somewhere. Your blood stream then deposits the remaining portion of the fat into the lower portion of the digestive system where it is removed through typical elimination process.
As your body burns fat, you will notice a substantial increase in your stamina and the visibility of the muscles you have built. You may be amazed at how much muscle you already have underneath of the stored fat that has accumulated around your midsection.
Eating a Healthy Diet
Eating a diet that contains balance between simple and complex carbs will ensure that your body targets fat as its choice of fuel for your exercise. It will also limit the amount of fat storage that your body is able to develop.
Alternating Cardio and Lifting
By alternating your cardio workout with lifting, you can lose fat and develop muscle at the same time. It is important to note that every exercise you do benefits your abs. Whether you are working your arms, your legs or your back, you are still working your core and developing abdominal muscles. This is because your abs are the main stabilizer in your body and are used in some way during every exercise you complete.
Research various exercises and learn what muscle groups that each exercise targets to ensure that you are getting the most from your workout. There is no exercise that targets a single muscle group, which is great news if you are trying to become more defined and develop noticeable muscles.