Dream abs are just that to many, a faraway dream. Despite hours of crunches, we still can’t seem to lose the fat or gain the definition we desire.
Don’t give up hope, we’re here to tell you how you can achieve results beyond your imagination today, without wasting time and energy on ineffective practices.
Whether you opt for running, walking, cycling, dancing, or another form of aerobic exercise, it is essential to partake in a cardiovascular exercise to get your perfect abs.
Not only do these forms of exercise help to build your core muscles, they also help to burn the fat that is covering your muscles.
If you have a layer of fat covering your abdominals, no amount of planking or crunching is going to allow them to appear.
So get that heart pumping and burn away what is hiding your abs.
Exercise alone isn’t enough to achieve top results. Nutrition aids muscle growth and affects how much fat is on your body.
Eating high levels of sugar will leave you with excess fat, especially around your abdominal area.
Protein is vital to muscle growth. A well-balanced diet will enhance results phenomenally.
If you’re in your teens or 20s, a six-pack is much easier to achieve. Also, your sex plays a part; it is easier for men to achieve a six-pack than women.
The reason? Women’s bodies carry excess fat to bear and feed babies, this fat covers the abdominal muscles.
For women to lose enough body fat to achieve such results, it can affect your menstrual cycle and cause hormonal issues. This isn’t to say it is impossible for a 40-year-old woman to achieve a six-pack, it is just more difficult.
However, it is important to remember that you can achieve your dream abs, without a six-pack. A flat, toned stomach is more than beautiful.
There are a whole host of ab and core training exercises, however, here are the most effective abs exercises to get you into tip-top shape.
Perform each set 2-3 times per week. One set should be about 15-20 reps, and you should rest for 30 seconds after each.
My all-time, favorite exercise is the plank. Begin on all fours and bring your weight forwards, tucking your hips. Come down onto your forearms, tuck your toes under, and straighten your legs. Your body should be in a straight line, with your hips tucked. You should feel this in your shoulders and abs, not in your lower back. Hold for up to 90 seconds. Rest. This is one set. There are adaptions to make this exercise easier, and harder, so you can build up as you improve.
Lie on your back, with your legs extended up towards the ceiling. Push your feet towards the ceiling, lifting your bottom from your mat. This works your lower abdominals, pulling that ‘bulge’ in. Exhale to lift, inhale to release.
Sit on your bottom, feet on the floor, knees bent. Hold behind your thighs, and lean back until you feel a pull on your stomach. Pick your feet up off the floor and straighten your legs, so that you resemble a V shape. Hold for up to 90 seconds.
Repeat these exercises, as specified, and team with your cardio workout and nutrition plan and you will see results in record time.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no quick way to get abs since the visibility of abs depends on your body fat percentage. You can work towards building your abs but there is no quick way of doing so. Bodybuilding is a patient ma’s game.
Abs depend on genetics. Some people can have 8-packs where as some people may never get abs no matter how skinny you get.
The following are a list of 5 exercises that are great if you are trying to get a six pack
1. Russian Twists
2. Kettleball Windmill
3. Cable Crunches
4. Side Jackknife
A healthy rate of losing body fat is 1% per month. At this rate you can get visible abs in a timespan of 3-20 months.
There is no one exercise that can get you a six-pack. This depends completely on your diet and fat loss.
Running is a great way of losing weight, which makes it a great exercise if you’re looking to get those six-pack abs
It depends on the diet you take but it is possible to get a flat belly in just one month
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