How to get visible and defined abs?

The closer the summer gets the more ab exercises are being performed. However, is it enough to do ab exercises like classic sit-ups and expect six-pack to appear on your belly in a week or two? Not really. Let’s think about it this way – how often do you meet a person who has visible and defined abs? Not that often, right? If getting to the six-pack was easy, a lot more people would walk around with a sculpted belly.

While it’s not easy, it’s not impossible either. Here’s what you can do to increase your realistic chances of defined abs!

Reduce body fat

No matter how well developed your abdominal muscles are, they will never shine in full splendor if they are covered with a layer of fat. However, this does not mean that you should try to get rid of belly fat by performing sit-ups, as spot fat reducing does not work. What works is reducing the percentage of body fat overall. If you reduce the total amount of fat you carry on your body, it will inevitably reduce the fat on your abs.

How to achieve this goal? Proper nutrition, weight lifting and cardio training.

The concept of proper nutrition will vary from person to person as not every person starts from the same starting point, does not have the same needs, nor the same goals. Contact our Coach4you trainers for advice on proper nutrition!

Do a variety of exercises – not just sit-ups

The reality is this: you can do 100 sit-ups a day, but that doesn’t guarantee you’ll have visible abdominal muscles. With proper nutrition, incorporate more types of workouts into your fitness regimen. Focus on a few main exercises, gradually make your workouts harder, include cardio or HIIT workouts.

By main exercises we mean squats, deadlifts, bench press and overhead press. These exercises are not known as core or ab exercises, but performing these compound exercises activates the core muscles much more intensely than some exercises that are traditionally referred to as exercises that target this part of the body. When doing squats, for example, you don’t just work on your lower body muscles. Your whole body needs to make an effort, especially the core itself that stabilizes the body. Its activation will ensure that you perform this exercise more correctly, and at the same time, due to the effort you put in, you will also work on the muscles of the core. So in the next workout, squeeze those abdominal muscles when performing each exercise and you will feel (and later see) a noticeable difference.

Be patient

One of the most important things to remember is that nothing changes overnight and every goal requires effort. The methods for getting to the abs quickly sound great and tempting, but unfortunately they are not realistic. Titles like‘How to get a flat tummy in just 5 days’or‘With these 6 exercises you are guaranteed to get a six-pack in just a few days’’ neće vam otkriti prečac kojim možete doći do rezultata – jer on ne postoji. Budite predani svome cilju, trenirajte zbog sebe, jedite kvalitetnu hranu i rezultati će doći. Ne za tjedan dana, ali će doći. 😊

See you at your workout,

Your Gyms4you team

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