Chapter 9 : Change your routine

As you are working on your abdominal muscles, you will notice that you reach a stalemate where it seems as if the abs are not getting any more defined.  This often happens with dieters as well.  Everyone who works on losing weight or trying to define their muscles will reach a point where they cannot get any further with their efforts, despite the fact that they are doing everything that they can do to achieve the results that they want.  So what do you do when you are at a plateau and cannot lose any more weight or gain any improvement in your muscles? 

The best way that you can avoid this problem is to change the way that you are doing things.  Sometimes, your body gets used to a certain routine to the point where you cannot get it to perform an more.  When this occurs, the only thing you can do is to change your workout routine. 

If you have been using Pilates instead of machine weights, begin using them.  Start changing the toning exercises as well and begin using another cardiovascular machine.  This jolt may be just what your body needs in order to get back into shape.  You need to make some changes. 

If you find that you have reached a plateau when it comes to your quest for the perfect abs, you should use a different method of exercise to break up the routine.  This will cause you different results.  The same concept holds true for dieting.  If you are on a diet and reach a plateau, you should change the routine that you are using to get different results.  This works with exercise as  it does with dieting.  Do not continue on a plan that is not working.  Look for a plan that is slightly different to further your quest for the best looking abs.

You should also watch your diet at this time.  You may want to start eating smaller meals more often in an effort to get more energy into your body.  This is one change that you can make that will help you attain the goals you have for yourself. 

If you reach a stalemate when you are trying to attain the perfect abs, try something new.  Try performing a different exercise, change your workout routine or change your diet so that you can once again start getting the results that you want. 

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