Hi there babes! This is one of the questions I get the most: “How do I get abs?” Since I’ve been asked this SO many times by all of you, I decided to touch on the basics of how to get abs so all of you have somewhere to start.
Getting abs isn’t the easiest thing to do and that’s why so many people get frustrated with not knowing how to get them. It takes time to build a strong ab system and it takes even more time getting those abs to really pop out. If you’re looking for a way to get abs, this is where you should start.
Haven’t you ever heard the saying that abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym? While that’s not 100% true, your diet does have an awful lot to do with getting you abs. If you’re eating junk food and stuff that is full of fats, it’s going to be stored on your body and the one place that holds fat easier than anywhere else on your body is right over your abs.
Eating a clean diet that doesn’t contain a ton of harmful fats is the first step to getting abs. You have to eat lean protein, lots of vegetables, and enough carbs to get you through the day. If you need help with this check out my Customized Meal Plan which has recipes for healthy alternatives. Remember, the excess junk you have been snacking on won’t help you get those popping abs.
Do Ab Workouts Regularly
Just like any other muscle on your body, if you want to get abs, you have to build them. While we all have abs that can show if we get rid of the fat around our bellies, having MORE muscle on your abs will help them stand out immensely.
Find some ab workouts that target each section of your abs and work them out regularly. Don’t just do them for a week and expect to see some abs. Stick with working out your abs just like you do your legs, butt, biceps, or anywhere else. And don’t forget to change up your ab routine every once in a while so your body doesn’t get too used to the workouts!
Shed Excess Fat
The reasons so many people have a hard time being able to actually see their abs – no matter how hard they’ve been working on building them – is because they’re covered in a layer of fat. You could have the hottest abs out there that are just hidden!
In addition to eating a lean diet to shed fat, step up your cardio and fat burning game if you want to get abs. The fat around your belly is the trickiest for most people to get rid of so make sure you’re working extra hard to burn fat during your workouts if you want to get abs.
Get Enough Sleep
Did you know that the less sleep you get, the more likely it is that you’ll hold onto excess fat? Those that get more sleep have an easier time not only losing the fat, but keeping it off in general.
Just as I’ve mentioned above, getting rid of fat is crucial if you want to see those abs popping out. No matter what kind of amazing abs you have, if there’s fat covering them up then no one will ever be able to actually see them. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night will help you in your quest to gain incredible abs.
Don’t Give Up!
There are so many people that start on their journey toward getting abs and give up only a month in because they’re not seeing progress. NEVER GIVE UP! If you put in the work and you follow the above tips, you WILL get abs. It may take some people a shorter amount of time than others, but they will appear once you’ve put in the work.
Abs are a really tough feature to have simply because you have to gain muscle and lose fat in order to see them. They also take the most work to maintain in the same sense. If you can put forth the effort, you WILL get those abs!