How To Get Abs: The Truth

Toned Abs of a Fitness WomanEveryone wants to know the secret to abs. The good news is that we all have abs; no need to go out and get them, especially if you have spent a considerable amount of time doing ab exercises. To “get” six pack abs is essentially to reveal them and thus you will need to obtain a low body fat percentage.

This is done with a combination of diet and exercise and the catch is you can’t have one without the other. This is the part that no one likes to hear, but it needs to be said because too many of us end up disappointed when we train our midsections and do not see the results we want.

Abs, just like any other muscle in your body, can be worked to become stronger and bigger but abs are a relatively small muscle in comparison to other muscles in your body (e.g., legs, back). It’s fine to train them with almost any ab exercise, but you can go overboard quickly, training them too hard or too often. Even without injuries, you will be wasting your time if you’re seeking improvement.

Some isolation ab exercises are:

  • Crunches
  • Bicycles
  • Planks
  • Russian twist
  • Reverse crunches
  • V-ups
  • Flutter kicks
  • Scissors

To start, pick 2-3 of these exercises and do 4 sets of about 12-15 reps or more if you can. Since abs do not need to be worked hard and often, you should do an ab routine no more than twice a week.