A Six-Pack of Six-Pack Tips
- It’s no secret that great abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. You can’t crunch your way to a 6-pack and you can’t spot reduce fat. It’s possible you may even have abs already, but you’ll need to decrease your body fat percentage in order to make them visible. A high-protein low-carb diet will be a key as protein helps support lean muscle.
- Do not neglect hitting the weights. Utilizing a consistent weight-training routine will help speed up your metabolism and increase your body’s ability to burn calories throughout the day. When used in conjunction with cardio, this combination can optimize your fat burning potential.
- It’s important to keep your abs guessing. As your body adapts to your training, your progress may slow. Adding new exercises, varying between weighted and non-weighted movements and mixing up rest periods can help you stay on the fast-track to a 6-pack.
- An underrated 6-pack building exercise is sprinting. It’s budget-friendly and every time your legs lift into the air, your abs are being worked. Rapid muscle stimulation combined with burning calories make sprinting a great addition to any routine.
- Drinking plenty of water as well as having a healthy breakfast can help boost metabolism and in-turn, help optimize fat-burning. Another way you may be able to kick-start your metabolism would be to either weight-train or perform cardio first thing in the morning.
- Target your abs 2-3 times per week or possibly every other day depending on how advanced your level of fitness is. Although your abs may recover quicker than larger muscle groups (i.e. Chest, Legs or Back), it is still important not to over train them. Focus on the quality of your workouts, rather than the quantity.