WANT A SIX PACK? THIS WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

By Adam Berry

SOME SAY THAT ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN. OTHERS ARGUE THAT IF YOU COMPOUND LIFT CORRECTLY, YOUR CORE SHOULD BE GETTING A GOOD ENOUGH WORKOUT AS IT IS.

We all have abs. The difference between seeing them, or not, is your body fat percentage, and that is dictated by what you do in the kitchen; #caloriedeficit.

For men, it’s easier to get to the body fat percentages needed to visibly see your six pack: around 8%-12%. For women, it’s more like 15%–20%, because women naturally have higher body fat percentage levels.

HOW TO DIET FOR YOUR SIX PACK

Set a calorie deficit into a window between your Basal Metabolic Rate and your Goal Body Weight in pounds x12 and make sure your protein intake is around 1g-1.2g per pound of Total Body Mass.
Therefore, if you weigh 200lbs you need to be eating around 200–240g of protein a day.

HOW TO TRAIN FOR YOUR SIX PACK

Follow a progressive strength training program, prioritizing this list of compound lifts:

Deadlift


Bench Press


Squat (front or backloaded)


Pull-up

Row


Overhead Press

 

These moves will naturally engage your core musculature to make sure that your spine isn’t extending or flexing too much during the movements.

Focus on these as the main move of your workout and give them your full attention and focus.
As a finisher, try incorporating a HIIT style ab workout; because if you want to see them, you do need to train them.

5 sets of:
40secs — Cable Crunch


20secs — Rest
40secs — Hanging Leg Raise


20secs — Rest
40secs — Long Lever Plank

Healthy focused girl doing push ups in gym

20secs — Rest
40secs — Bicycle Crunch


60secs rest

Do this circuit at least three times a week at the end of a workout, and your abs will really start to shine through…

 

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