Is it really possible to see my abs in a month?
In this day and age we have grown accustomed to everything becoming faster plus more accessible. With fitness it seems the same trend has set in, we all want results yesterday!
But is it really possible to see your abs in 30 days? So you hit the gym for a whole week yet no results. You decided to really go for it on week two but in your head you’re already defeated.
Why is this so hard, am I expecting more than what my genetics and physiology will allow?
Immediately results are always expected; a smaller waist, bigger biceps; squared pecks and chiseled abs are always high on the fitness wish list.
If you’re running thin on patients or if you feel this fitness malarkey isn’t for you, rest assured there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Getting on Track
You could lose a lot more fat than you would think possible if you actually knew how much you are over eating. I have seen many clients achieve rapid results just by keeping a food diary then bringing the calories down to optimal then creating a deflect in calories. Research shows that the majority of us consume more than 50% of our calories from carbohydrate; this approach is not for everyone. Your diet should be adapted upon body type, body composition plus activity level.
A good head start on beating this carb extravaganza is to aim to consume some protein at every meal and to load up on the veggies. Get creative with your food, balanced meals alongside controlled portions will turn you into a fat burning furnace whilst improving your body composition! Think outside of the cereal box
How many Crunches should I do?
My answer to that question is; not that many. Some of the best ways of seeing your abs in a short space of time do not involve doing any crunches at all! If you would like to burn tones of fat, use a mixture of multi-joint compound exercises alongside cardio. Training with the most bang for your buck exercise will result in more calories burned leading to fat loss. If you’re pressed for time train in a circuit fashion this way you can kill two birds with on stone and get ripped without any crunches!
An example of this style of training is below; remember you do not need to use all your tools at once.
Exercise Tempo Sets/ Reps Rest
A1 Split Squat 3010 5×10-12 30 seconds
A2 Lat Pulldown 3011 5×10-12 30 seconds
A3 Leg Curls 4010 5×8-10 60 seconds
Can I see my Abs Yet?
It is important to keep track of your progress but I encourage clients to do this with the mirror rather than the scales; remember we want fat loss not just weight loss. If I was to tell you your going to lose 1-2lbs per week but by the end of the month you’d have shaved inches off your waistline would you take that? I’m sure most people would.
Another reason to focus on fat loss, over weight loss is, the lower your body fat the bigger and more defined your muscles will look…. Result!
So how do you see your abs in 30 day?
Be accountable for what you eat
Don’t over complicate things
Focus on what you do want to happen and less of what you don’t
Train hard, then train harder, and you’ll see your abs in 30 days.
if you too would like to see your abs, please get in touch, one of our personal trainers would love to help.