The belly sculpture of your dreams is more difficult to achieve than it may seem. Proper exercise plays a key role in achieving success, but don’t forget about diet too!
A sculpted abdomen – not such a simple matter
Bodybuilder and six-pack, or maybe rather a belly, guts or Mats? To which term abdomen is closest to you? Most of us dream of being able to appear on the beach without any complexes, with a perfectly trained belly. However, most often it ends with dreams, and all attempts to sculpt the abdominal muscles turn out to be ineffective. Before you undertake this breakneck task, you must realize that there are no shortcuts. Be prepared for several weeks of intense exercise supported by a properly balanced diet. If you combine these two aspects, your chances of success will increase significantly.
Why is it so difficult to sculpt the abdomen?
Men in this regard have a slightly easier task, while ladies who want to expose the abdominal muscles, may have a slightly greater problem. In women, excess body fat is more likely to accumulate in the area of the thighs, buttocks and just the abdomen. This best shows that in the fight for a perfectly sculpted abdomen, not only exercises, but also a diet focused on reducing body fat will play the first fiddle. You can have super-trained muscles, but what if they are surrounded by a thick layer of fat?
How long can it take to sculpt your abdomen?
Whether it takes you a few weeks or months to reach your goal is an individual matter. It all depends on what your baseline is. Are you just starting out with strength training or have you already been training for several years? Is your weight normal, or maybe you are struggling with overweight or obesity? Genetic predisposition and the amount of time allocated to training on a weekly basis are also important. By scheduling three workout sessions per week, you will get closer to your goals faster than if you only have one day to train.
Abdominal muscles – what do you need to know about them?
The popular six-pack is made up of different abdominal muscles. If you want to enjoy a symmetrical sculpture, remember not only about the straight muscle, but also about the oblique muscles and the transverse muscle. Bet on a varied training – it will bring much better results than monotonous performance of abdominals, even with a very large number of repetitions. Take into account not only systematic training. Also important will be the previously mentioned negative calorie balance diet.
Exercises for abdominal muscles – which ones to choose?
If you want your abdomen to take the shape of your dreams, do not focus exclusively on exercises for this body part. For many people it may come as a surprise, but it is worth remembering about the general development training and cardio exercises that will reduce the level of fat tissue throughout the body. It will improve your metabolism, and this will also contribute to making the belly area tire smaller – then the muscles will become more visible.
Do crunches and more!
The popular crunches you remember from elementary school are one of the most popular ways to sculpt your abdominal muscles. It’s a good idea to incorporate other exercises into your daily workout, such as the Russian twist, deadlifts, scissors (horizontal and vertical) and plank (great for strengthening the entire body). If you have access to a bar (at the gym or in your own home), you can complement the classic workout for strengthening abdominal muscles by lifting legs in the overhang.
Exercising under the supervision of a trainer
You’ll get the best results if you take a comprehensive approach. Don’t just focus on training – complement it with a balanced diet. Set up a workout plan that involves all your abdominal muscles. No idea how to write a training plan? Get help from an experienced personal trainer.
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