Author: Troy Theodosiou

Many people find they train their abs year-round and never get a six-pack, because it’s covered in a layer of belly fat. If you are going to put effort into training your abs, make sure that you put the same amount of effort into your diet and nutrition, otherwise you’ll never get to see all your hard work in the gym pay off.

Consistency is key: focuses on both cardio and strength training to keep your heart rate up while building metabolism-boosting muscle. Try and finish off your workouts with an ab routine 3 times a week.

Track your macros: abs are made in the kitchen. You need to be mindful of what you are eating. Even if you’re exercising 3-5 times a week, unhealthy eating habits will make it impossible to get abs.

Variation: Our bodies are extremely smart and great at adaptation. If you have been doing the same workout routine for months, you need to mix it up!

Quality over quantity: instead of just trying to perform as many reps as possible, slow down and really focus on the quality of the movement—especially the eccentric or downward motion of the exercise.

Rest and recovery: working out 7 days a week is not the answer. In fact, the magic happens during your rest days and recovery, not during your workout.

Drink more water: staying hydrated is important no matter your fitness goals, keeping your water levels up prevents water retention and helps your body rid itself of toxins.