For teens who just happen to be skinny, don't worry: you'll have an easier time building muscle and a six pack of abs than somebody who is overweight. Go to almost any gym and where do you see the skinny guys working? On the gleaming chromed machines, doing single muscle exercises. I have been there and what's more, I was given the routine by one of the “personal trainers". I am not knocking these machines or these exercises completely, but they are not for the guy who needs to put on a whole bunch of weight. If your goal is to go from skinny to muscular and ripped you must understand the importance of protein and eating.
However, protein shakes are a supplement, NOT a meal replacement. One of the biggest mistakes that most people make is trading quality food for the convenience of protein shakes. Now don't get me wrong, I think protein shakes are essential for building muscle and dropping fat. I also understand that most people are on the run all day and might not have the time or desire to sit down and eat turkey, chicken or fish all the time. Getting six pack abs is all about raising your metabolism.
Believe it or not, it's not that most people aren't working hard enough to develop a six pack, they just have bad habits that stop them from seeing results! It is interesting to me just how many people I observe - both teenagers and adults in the gyms and health clubs - who work out their abdominals as if the clock is on them. Before we get form sorted, programs set and exercises laid out, we observe old habits so we can either encourage them or alter where necessary. This is where the ‘speed’ thing seems rather common - it is quite surprising.
Ashley Gray is a personal fitness advisor with over 12 years experience. She recommends Flatten Your Abs as a groundbreaking program for building great abs.