DD Fitness: Emmet Rushe’s Six Pack Secrets!

first_imgSummer is coming, so one of the most asked questions right now is;How do I get a six pack?Although, this is probably one of the most asked questions in any gym.Everyone has their own ideal waistline and they will always aspire to try and get that ‘look’, especially when summer is around the corner. Most men want the six-pack abs and most women would love to have a long, lean and tight tummy.Walk into any gym or health club at any time of the day and you will likely find any number of people laying on their backs with their legs in the air (take your mind out of the gutter) crunching away for all they are worth in the hopes of reducing their waistline or getting a set of chiselled abs.There is a lot of misinformation when it comes to abdominal training.Turn on any TV and flick through some of the shopping channels and you will be met with a variety of gadgets and gizmos, all of them with models with unbelievable bodies, “Ab-swinging”, “Ab-crunching”, “4 minute-Abing” and even “ab rolling”. Go online and you will be met with the over-enthusiastic ‘Mike Chang,’ the only millionaire on YouTube who cannot afford a shirt.All these products promise that you will get the results that you are after, but all of them will fail to deliver.Why then are they so hard to attain?What is it that holds us back from getting to where we want to be?Here are a few tips on the best ways to train your Abs.1. Use compound Exercises. Large exercises like squats, deadlifts and overhead pressing are probably the best exercises that you can do for core strength, providing the exercises are done correctly.Every inch of your core will fully engage during these exercises and you are also working your full body at the same time.2. Only doing sit-upsPeople like sit-ups because whenever they do a lot of them, their abdominal muscle will burn and this means that it is working…..right?Not quite,Our abdominal muscles are made to do an array of movements; we can flex, bend, twist and turn and they support us through core stability.Our abdominal training should reflect this.Planks, side planks, reverse crunches, hanging leg raises, rollouts, pikes, pallof presses, cable crunches, X body mountain climbers, cable chops, hyper-extensions etc, etc, etc.These are only a few choice exercises that you can do to hit your core from different angles and help train it properly and they will do a lot more than only doing sit-ups.3. Thinking you can out train your diet It doesn’t matter how many sit-ups you do. It doesn’t matter how much cardio you do. Your diet and weekend habits will dictate whether you can see your abdominal muscles or not.Some people have good genetics and can see visible abs with a slightly high body fat, but most people need to be in a lower range before all their hard work will finally reveal itself.So, if you really want to see your abs this summer, it’s time to start working on your diet.4. Training your abdominal muscles every day.Your abs are a muscle like any other muscle. You wouldn’t train your legs every day and your abdominal muscles are no different.One or two exercises for 2-3 sets at the end of your session are sufficient.Do these 2-3 days per week and you are all set.Remember to try and include different exercises throughout the week.This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to abdominal training, but these tips should set you on course for the summer.#leanin2018If you want to know how to make a real difference this summer, have a look at our Letterkenny gym plan where you can train with us in our Fully equipped and modern gym.Or if you can’t make it to the gym due to having a busy job or life, then our LADIES ONLY online plan that you can do from home might suit you better.DD Fitness: Emmet Rushe’s Six Pack Secrets! was last modified: April 20th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rushefitnesssix packlast_img read more

Greece fires warning shots after Turkish helicopter flies near Greek islet

first_imgGreeks troops have reportedly fired warning shots, after a Turkish helicopter flew at low altitude around the perimeter of the Greek islet of Ro.Situated west of Kastellorizo just a few miles off the Turkish coast, the incident took place on Monday at approximately 11.30 pm. According to reports the helicopter, said to have been operated by the Turkish coastguard, was deterred by the tracer rounds shot in its direction.Flying with its navigation lights switched off, the Greek government has seen the act as a deliberate provocation from Turkey.Defence Minister Panos Kammenos was in constant contact with the head of the General Army Command (GES) and the chief of Hellenic Armed Forces General Staff (GEETHA) throughout the incident, reports Kathimerini.The Defence Ministry said that the troops’ conduct adhered to the international rules of engagement, and that Greece continues to refrain from being provocative towards its neighbours, and is simply responding within its capacity to do so.“The order to fire the warning shots to force the helicopter to move off came in the context of stepped up surveillance and reaction measures adopted given the increase in tensions with Turkey,” a Greek military source told AFP.However the Ministry came under fire on Tuesday by New Democracy’s Shadow Defence Minister, Vassilis Kikilias who took to Twitter to express his concern over its failure to provide adequate and prompt details about the incident.“Early in the morning, all media reported an episode on the islet of Ro, which, according to their information, took place shortly after 11 pm. It is inconceivable that 12 hours have elapsed and the National Defence Ministry has not yet informed the public of what has happened,” he tweeted.The incident comes amid months of growing friction between the neighbouring countries, and Mr Kammenos’ announcement last week that Greece would be posting 7,000 military troops to its borders with Turkey, including Evros and the Aegean islands. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more