Four Areas to Focus On for Developing Six-Pack Abs

The six-pack abs is one of those things that everyone says they want, but relatively few people actually understand the energy and focus needed to get it. While it does take a fair amount of effort to build up six-pack abs, the truth is that it might not be as hard as you think. The trick is in knowing the basic techniques for building the six-pack, rather than wasting your time on fads and gimmicks which won’t get you very far. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the things you should start thinking about if you want to end up with a great six-pack.

Do More Anti-Rotational Movements

The way you train is obviously important if you want to end up ultimately with six-pack abs. One of your goals, should be to incorporate more anti-rotational movements into your workouts. These are the kind of exercises you do when you are resisting movement, rather than initiating it. A great example, would be a paloff press. So, anything where your core has to resist against a force is what you want to do more of, even if sometimes it can seem a little counter-intuitive. Focus on these anti-rotational movements if you want to develop a strong core and six-pack abs much faster.

Stay Hydrated

It is incredible how important hydration is in terms of getting and maintaining a six-pack. Dehydration is one of the most common underlying causes of fatty or bloated ab area, so to fix bloated abs you should make sure you drink plenty of water. It is especially important to drink water after your workout, but you should also make sure you don’t forget to hydrate yourself during the day as well.

Adequate Recovery

You might think that the more you train your core the better, but this is not true. When it comes to training, you need to allow your muscles adequate time to recover if the end goal is to really develop and build this area the way you want. It is between sessions that your muscles do the necessary repair work, and believe it or not this repair work is critical for the building process. Allowing your abs to recover appropriately between workout sessions, also means they’ll get stronger faster. You should aim for, on average, about three to four sessions a week. This allow the perfect balance between exercise overload and recovery.

Tighten Up Your Diet for Six-pack Abs

Knowing what, when and how much to eat, is really important if you want to build any muscle group, particularly your abs. Most people typically don’t have to cut down the amount of food they’re eating. It ends up that they need more focus on consuming healthy foods. You want plenty of whole foods if you are to build muscle, and you should try to eat five or six small meals a day. This will put you in the best nutritional position for developing a fantastic six-pack in no time. Don’t worry about calories so much as the quality of the food. Finally, cutting back on added-sugar and processed foods goes without saying.

Use Jefit App for All Your Workout Needs

Jefit is a workout log app that helps you meet your fitness goals. By providing an extensive exercise library, you can pick and choose your workouts according to your goals. You can also join our members-only Facebook group where you can connect and interact with your fellow Jefit members. Share your successes, stories, advice, and tips so you learn and grow together. Stay Strong!

Michael Wood, CSCS

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