Are you one of those people who will do 1000 crunches and expect to get a six-pack like Rambo? Reality check, you can do 1000 everyday for the rest of your life, and I guarantee you will not look anywhere like Rambo. The key to getting rock hard sculpted abdominals lies within your diet! You mean I don’t have to do a gazillion ab exercises? Yep, you guessed right, I know it’s heart breaking, but it’s a little bit more harder than that and the sad part is you have been wasting your time doing crunches when you should have been focusing on your diet. Hey, don’t feel so bad, I was one of those guys too!
Diet is key to revealing muscle definition, and as long as you are covered in fat, guess what you are hiding your hard work. Let me give you a prime example, have you ever seen anybody in famine in a third world country? Did you ever notice that their abdominal walls are always showing and it gives the illusion as if they work out, when in reality they are starving and their diets are lacking in junk that the typical American consumes in abundance (refined carbohydrates and saturated fats). I’m going to make this simple for you, you really need to be under 10% body-fat for men in order to see some decent abdominal definition. The ab exercises will help thicken the muscles so there is a place for weighted exercises, however do not go to heavy or you will develop thick abs that can distend your stomach. If you are overweight, you need to find a diet that will be conducive to shedding unwanted body fat. Once you start getting low enough, you will start seeing all of your hard-working unraveling. Once you get to your desired level, you will adjust your diet accordingly to maintain or develop depending on your goals. Anybody can achieve a six-pack, it takes time, discipline, structured diet, and committment to do consistent cardio sessions. The added bonus to this is that not only will you have a six-pack, but your whole anatomy will be more profound giving you an athletic look that deserves praise and respect. Having low body composition also lowers your inflammatory markers, triglycerides, stabilizes blood pressure, lowers risk for type 2 diabetes, and other complications that can arise from having excess body fat. Remember there are 3500kcal in a pound of fat, in order to burn fat, the body has to be in a caloric deficit.