Getting abs can be difficult and if you need to go out with your friends or if you are going abroad with your family to visit beaches and need to have those nice pictures taken of you, you probably are looking for a way to get those abs. Or if you are just someone who wants to live the healthy lifestyle and knows that abs are the key to determine the level of fitness, then here is the guide to get 6 pack abdominal fast!
20% Gym, 80% Gym
One thing you need to understand and make your peace with is that you cannot just eat whatever you want and burn it off later in the gym with some killer workout to get the body shape that you want. Getting abs is the hardest and losing them is the easiest. You might have heard that “abs are made in the kitchen” and it is 80% true.
Macros are what you need to consider in order to pair up the best amount of nutrition, carbohydrates, sugars, proteins and fibers controlled with the right amount of calorie intake for the day of the specific workout training that you are following to maximize results.
The types of workouts that you do and the sequencing of the different workouts you are doing is very important. You need to evaluate which is your weakest abdominal section and train it first. Later on, focus on the one with the most fats because at that point, your muscles will be tired and you will be best able to work those fibers under tension.
Another important thing to note when training abs is that abdominal workouts are best done in the morning to get that result. Do it empty stomach with no liquid or solid food or water intake. Only drink after you are done and take up proteins to help you build back the torn tissues.
Are Abs All About Cardio or Weights Too?
This is the most common presumption that abs can be made by losing all the fats by running on the treadmill and maybe shaping up with crunches. However, that is a misconception and that is why this is the most commonly asked question. What you need to do is understand that the most fats are lost by resistance training. This helps tear up the muscle tissues on the fiber level. More fat is burnt trying to rebuild those fibers using the available proteins when you rest. Resistance training can help you burn fat up to 3 days, unlike cardio which only lasts for 24 hours.
Focus is Important
When you are hitting those abs in the gym, remember to contract the abs on the top of each workout. If you are only relying on the motion of the momentum then you are just wasting energy. You need to take 3 seconds to go up, contract, and come back down slowly by focusing and exhaling on exertion and inhaling on relaxation. And train only abs alone for at least an hour.