Probably the most popular area that people want to improve is their waistlines. Everybody wants six-pack abs!
Besides putting in the work and dedicating a chunk of training time solely to ab work and core strength, cardio and clean eating are two crucial elements that most people overlook. If you want to look cut and shredded, you need to make sacrifices in the kitchen.
On a regimented daily basis, you need to stop eating:
- Sugar and anything the contains sugar
- White flour (bread, pasta, cakes and pastries)
- White rice
- White potatoes
- Deep fried foods
- Processed foods
- Refined foods
- Most vegetable oils (unless they’re healthy MUFAs)
- Too many fruits and fruit juice
- GMO foods
On a regimented daily basis, you need to start:
- Drinking more fresh, filtered water
- Eating more vegetables, especially dark, leafy greens (low in carbs)
- Eating more Omega3 fats and MUFAs like extra virgin olive oil
- Eating more protein
- Eating more organic food options
- Eating more wholegrains and wholesome foods
- Eating smaller meals more frequently
In order to show off those six-pack abs, you need to reduce your BMI and that means fat-burning cardio and high intensity interval training. Long cardio sessions are becoming a thing of the past. Science is now pointing to short-burst, high intensity interval training as the safer, more efficient option to work out.
Once you’ve got your fat burning and nutrition sorted out, next comes the grueling ab training. Here’s a killer workout that you should incorporate 2 to 3 times a week for well-developed abs. The secret is to use weighted training for your ab routine.
Killer Ab Training for Abs that Pop!
Hanging Leg Raises with weight between your legs or ankle weights – raise legs to 90-degree angle and repeat till failure
Barbell Roll Outs – using a barbell with 5 to 10 lb weights, start in a jack knife and roll out to a push-up position. Then squeeze in your abs and roll back to the starting position. Repeat for 10 – 12 reps.
Cable Crunches – using cables with a rope attachment, kneel down with your back to the machine – pull the weight down while folding in at the waist to engage the abs. Repeat for 10 – 12 reps.
Plank – hold this position for 30 to 60 seconds.
Double Press-Ups – lying on an incline bench with a barbell with 5 or 10 lb weights – move into a chest press and transition all the way up into a shoulder press to finish, straightening up your body. Roll down and repeat for 10 – 12 reps.
Once you’ve completed one circuit, take a 2-minute break and sip on some intra-workout Aminocore. Then complete another 2 circuits for a total of 3.
Make sure you fuel your body afterward with a high quality whey protein isolate shake for rapid recovery and increased lean muscle.
Originally published @ FITLODE.COM