#HealthTipTuesday How Do I Get a Flat Stomach?

Struggling to get a six-pack, yet alone abs in general? You’ve come to the right place. Losing the fat around your midsection is a goal a lot of us share when we start our health and fitness journey. Let me tell you, it can be a frustrating battle. So what does it really take to get abs?

Here are two things you need to focus on when aiming to reach your ab goals!

1. Reduce Body Fat. Depending on the individual most people have abs that are well developed but not visible because there’s too much fat covering them. Some people will reach for a fat burner pill or drink special shakes for a few weeks to get a six-pack – which never works or lasts long enough to keep them forever. I am here to keep it simple and save you money. All you need to do is reduce your body fat percentage. Men start to see abs around 18% body fat or and ladies around 25%. So that’s your very first goal: take your body fat percentage from where it is now to where it needs to be. I would highly suggest getting an Inbody Scan taken to see where your current body fat is and go from there. An adjustment to proper nutrition and exercise will make the difference.

2. Train Abs Weekly. When done right, ab workouts can make a huge difference in how your abs progress over time There are so many ab workouts you could do, so which ones should you do? All you really need are the following: kneeling cable crunch, hanging leg raises, air bicycle crunch, and planks. But here’s the thing. The key isn’t just doing these exercises a few times a week and that’s it. The key is progressing on them. Your abs will get stronger by increasing one of two things: increase the weight itself or the number of reps per exercise.

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Have a great Tuesday!

-Coach T