One of the most common questions I get as a trainer is this: How Do I Get Abs? If it's not abs, it's wanting to know how someone can get really lean in a certain area like their arms, legs, but, or another trouble area. One of the biggest misconceptions in the fitness industry is that you can train your abs hard and they will start looking like you want them to. Or people simply think they can add extra cardio or weight training sessions to really get the definition. When the truth is simple, if you are not eating properly to go along with your training and cardio, there is no amount of working out or targeting an area that will make it look better. And not only do you have to make sure your nutrition is correct, but you also have to consistently eat a solid plan.
What that means is if someone is eating 4 times a day, 7 days a week for a total of 28 meals, 26 or 27 of those meals need to be spot on. Most people will usually eat about 15 to 20 correct meals, and then the other 8 are things they shouldn't have had or alcohol. This brings me to my next point. If you want to have low body fat and good ab definition, you may have to give up alcohol for a while. I have another blog on my site that goes into full detail about why drinking alcohol makes it next to impossible to have low body fat levels even if what you're eating is correct.
When you are looking for a perfectly shredded physique, exercise and lifestyle modifications work hand in hand. There is no one secret exercise or tool that can work for you, you have to put all your efforts together to reach your goals. Thousands of abdominal crunches won’t work for you if you are missing something with your diet. But if you are focusing on diet alone, that won’t help you either. When we talk about getting abs it is 80% diet and 20% what we do at the gym and both of these should work together. Abs are abdominal muscles and to make them noticeable we need to build muscles to make them lean enough to show. If you are doing crazy workouts but not getting enough protein you won’t build muscles, and if you are getting more carbs and working out less, you won’t get lean. So there should be a right balance among all of these efforts to get desired results.
Here in this article, we share some useful tips for exercise and diet on how you can get six-pack abs to achieve your body goals.
Exercises For Abs
Add Cardio To Every Workout: The best cardio workouts burn fat and achieve lean muscle mass. Studies have shown that cardio can be helpful for those who are trying to lose abdominal fat and helps abdominal muscles to get more visible. It is recommended to have 20 to 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise in your day including running, swimming, or biking.
Target Those Abs: The muscles in our abdomen are responsible for creating the appearance of six-packs. Exercising these muscles is important to building these muscles and burning fat from the abdomen. “Just know that exercise alone isn't enough to give your muscle definition because core workouts won't necessarily decrease belly fat necessarily, according to a small study that looked at 24 women who did abs exercises five times per week for six weeks; you also need to follow a healthy diet. You've probably heard it before, but a six-pack is really built in the kitchen.”