Visible abs are something everyone wants. Abs are the signature look for a fit and ripped physique and usually the body part people notice first when deciding if you are in shape or not. You may be wondering how people manage to achieve such a perfectly sculpted mid-section? The key is to pay attention to all areas of your core; top, bottom and sides to achieve perfect balance and symmetry. So, want to know how to get abs of steel? Here’s how…
Food, food and more food
Before embarking upon your mission to get abs of steel you need to ensure your food is on point and you are consuming 5-7 portions of lean protein a day in order for your muscles to build. A clean diet and healthy eating will provide you with a solid foundation for your abs of steel, and remember, abs are made in the kitchen!
Firstly, you need to understand that upper, lower and sides need working separately with different exercises. Your upper abs probably have the most exercises available to them. To work your upper abs you need to perform exercises such as crunches, bicycle crunches and heel touches. Try a performing these 3 exercises in a circuit of 16 reps of each exercise and rest for 3 minutes and repeat until you have done 3-4 rounds.
Exercising your lower abs can be a little harder due to the moves, which specifically target this area. The lower abs can be a little tougher to reveal so try to hit them really hard. For your lower abs circuit try flutter kicks, leg raises and the plank. Try a performing these 3 exercises in a circuit of 16 reps of each exercise and rest for 3 minutes and repeat until you have done 3-4 rounds.
The oblique’s can really frame your abs and really pop out when you shed enough body fat if you have exercises them correctly. The oblique’s run down the sidewall of your abs and they need to be worked just as much. Weighted side dips, Russian twists and decline Russian twists will hit your obliques from all areas. Try a performing these 3 exercises in a circuit of 16 reps of each exercise and rest for 3 minutes and repeat until you have done 3-4 rounds.
People use toning belts, slimming gels and all sorts of crazy methods when it comes to trying to achieve abs. None of these methods work and the only way you can really reveal your abs is to cut back the body fat. Getting your body fat down to a low percentage is the only way you can show of your abs, otherwise they will remain hidden from view under body fat.
Follow your healthy eating regime, get in all your protein and train your abs hard at least once a week and you will be well on your way to achieving abs of steel.