We constantly hear about killer abs, abs of steel, six-pack abs, etc. And we all want to get those at some point in our life. We want to look like those models and bodybuilders and other people with exceptionally muscular physique. We can all achieve that goal if we try really hard, but there’s a few things you have to remember before you even start your journey to getting killer abs. First thing is that killer abs don’t necessarily equal six-pack abs. That’s got to do more with body fat percentage than your muscles. Secondly, you have to realize that getting killer abs isn’t just about doing lots of crunches, it requires a complex approach. And thirdly, remember that everything takes time but you can achieve anything if you really set your mind to it. Now if you’re ready here’s how you can get killer abs in a month.
Contrary to popular belief killer abs are not the result of a thousand crunches. Abs are made in the kitchen. If you want a toned and strong midsection you have to watch what you eat. And that doesn’t mean you should starve, not at all. But you have to cut out junk foods, fizzy drinks and sweets and make sure you eat a healthy diet. All those things we just mentioned only made you bloated and make you gain weight. Eat lots of vegetables, enough proteins and some healthy fats to give your body all the nutrients and energy it needs.
2. Calorie Deficit
If you really want to make your abs visible you have to be in a calorie deficit. You see we all have abs, and no matter how much you train them there’s no chance of actually seeing them as long as there’s a thick layer of fat covering them. So try to lose the fat without losing much muscle by eating whole foods, being in a small calorie deficit to promote fat loss and making sure you get enough protein so you don’t lose any muscle.
Another thing that will really help you to see your abs is cardio exercises. Go for walks or start running, sign up to a fitness class or a dance class. Anything to get that heartbeat up. This will help you burn some fat all over. And that’s the goal, since you can’t really spot reduce fat. Your body will lose fat all over or not at all.
4. Weight Training
Weight training won’t make you look like a massive bulging bodybuilder unless you drink tons of protein shakes and mess about with hormones. What it will do is make you stronger, give you muscle definition and make you burn more calories throughout the day. So if you want abs – definitely do weight training.
Water retention is quite a big hurdle on the way to seeing visible results when it comes to abs. If you don’t drink enough water your body clings to it and retains it, making you look a bit more puffy. To reduce water retention you actually need to drink more water. Aim for 8 glasses of water a day, that’s on top of any other drinks like tea or coffee. Drinking enough water will also make sure you don’t overeat. A lot of the time when you think you’re hungry you’re actually thirsty.
6. Core Exercises
You can’t get away from this. Yes, you have to do full body exercises but also don’t forget about your core, that’s were abs live. So sure do some crunches, but don’t stop there. Do planks, side planks, spidermans, mountain climbers, leg lifts etc. Target all of your core muscles to get the best result.