ICAN PT Dubai - 5 Things You Have To Do If You Want A 6 Pack
The biggest key.
Everyone’s heard the saying ‘Abs are made in the kitchen’ right? As cliche as it sounds it’s undeniably correct. If you can’t see your abs right now, it’s not because they’re literally not there. It’s not that you’re not doing enough ab work. It’s because there’s a layer of fat hiding ‘em.
To lose body fat, you need to be eating fewer calories than you’re burning in a day. Simple stuff. For nutrition guidance get in touch with one of our ICAN PT Dubai personal trainers.
#2: Resistance Train.
So you have some body fat to lose. Wanna make it way easier on yourself? Of course you do. Lift some weights.
Building muscle speeds up your metabolism. The quicker your metabolism is, the easier it will be to shed body fat and uncover those abs.
Our ICAN Trainers often see people get caught up in doing strictly cardio to burn as many calories as possible. But cardio isn’t going to have the same effect on your metabolism as resistance training.
For fastest results all ICAN PT clients aim to resistance train at least 3 times per week.
#3: Train your abs for thickness
So the biggest key to getting your abs to show is diet. But, you can also switch up how you train your abs to get ‘em to show a bit sooner.
The larger/thicker your ab muscles are, the easier they’ll be to see at higher body fat percentages.
The key to building thick abs? Train ‘em like any other muscle. Don’t do hundreds of reps of body weight crunches.
Instead, do slow, controlled reps. Feel the muscle working. Squeeze your abs as hard as possible at the top of every rep. Add resistance to your ab exercises. Our ICAN Dubai Personal trainers for the most part keep clients within the 8-20 rep range.
As you diet down to visible ab level body fat percentages, your body has a few tricks up its sleeve to hold onto that stubborn fat. One oft overlooked trick: without being aware of it, you’ll move less to preserve calories.
To counteract this, focusing on moving more throughout your day is key. Set a daily step goal, all our ICAN PT personal training clients aim for 10,000 steps per day.
#5: Be consistent and patient
All this takes time. Focus on being on track with your diet, workouts and movement, one day at a time.
Every time you get frustrated and quit, you’re getting further from abs.
Every time you string together a few consistent days, you’re getting closer. Trust the process and be patient.
For more information on how we do things get in touch and talk to one of our Dubai Personal Trainers and learn about the ICAN PT method.