There are two different types of people who want to see their abs, people who have never seen their abs and people who have been training for a long time and still cannot see their abs clearly. If you are in the second group then you need to lose the fat which is hiding your abs. This article will briefly discuss the tricks to lose fat and change your training to burn more calories and speed up your metabolism in two months.
How to get defined abs in six months
Getting started on ab training
If you are in the first group that has never seen their abs before and you have never trained on a regular basis then you need to start training. It is important to note here that if you have never trained on a regular basis then you need to start training before you start looking at your eating habits to see your abs.
Ramp up your training
If you want to lose weight and pick up muscle then you have to not only start eating correctly but you have to train hard. This training needs to get you stronger which will increase the amount of muscle that you hold increasing your core strength. The thickness of your abdominal cavity is directly related to the amount of strength and the amount of muscle that your body holds. So this will mean increased weight, sets and intensity. But no matter how much muscle you have your abs, it will never be seen if your body-fat percentage is too high. Meaning you will need to follow a targeted diet and watch your calories out vs. calories in.
Cardio is the key
If you have been training for a while and cannot see your abs then you need to add some cardio into the mix. For those who are not huge fans of the treadmill, a high-intensity interval training or (HIIT) workout will do wonders to shed more fat than any of the low-intensity cardio options. After you finish, jog on the treadmill for one minute and walk for two minutes to recover. The peaks and valleys keep your body guessing so you burn more fat.
Frequent Abdominal Workouts
You can also add a few abdominal workouts after circuit training. Train with exercises that work every angle of the muscle group like hanging leg raises--holding a pull up bar and raising your legs so your body is bent to a 90-degree angle for four sets of 20 repetitions, and planks--holding yourself in a push-up position on your elbows for four sets of 30 seconds are only two options but there are plenty others that you can choose from. If your abs don't have a fatigued, sweet pain the next day you need to increase your intensity.
All About the Diet
Without a doubt the most effective way to see your precious abs that you have worked so hard for is by eating correctly. Depending on your habits, this can mean eating more often so that your metabolism starts to speed up and cut down on the calories that you eat so that you are close to a calorie deficit. The more muscle that you have the faster your metabolism will go and the more calories you will burn even if you are just watching TV.
A pound of muscle will burn 50 calories a day and a pound of fat will burn 5 calories per day. To maintain a pound of fat your body needs less than 5% of the calories per hour than it needs to maintain a pound of muscle. But getting to see your abs in only two months takes dedication, compound exercises and improving strength.
The combination of interval training as well as doing compound movements like squats, deadlift, bench-press and movements like clean and jerk or the snatch will get you strong quickly. If you are doing these movements three times a week and plan your progress to always make sure that you are increasing the working weight then you will get your abs showing within 2 months guaranteed.