We all have abs.
Body fat levels are DIET.
All the ab training in world won’t give you ab definition unless you lose body fat through a change in your diet.
What’s the best way to train abs?
Let’s start with what not to do…
Absolutely no weighted side bends or weighted oblique training. EVER. This actually builds a wider and thicker waist. I have also seen it cause hip problems in many people.
If you are doing compound lifts such as squats and dead lifts, you are getting all the oblique training you need.
So what do you do…
You actually get a great core work weight training. Standing and moving weight holds the core tight and while keeping core muscles activated.
If you want to train abs a couple times a week, focus on strict form with no weight.
Move slow and controlled and pause at the top of the movement for a contraction.
Doing abs correctly, getting your mind in the muscle, should typically only allow you to do 10-20 solid reps. If you can keep going, slow down! Focus and squeeze.
Abs are made in the kitchen with a clean diet to lower body fat. A couple gym sessions a week with 2-3 exercises is plenty to give you a strong mid section.
Tammy Patnode is an IFBB pro physique competitor and NPC judge. She is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist. She offers contest prep, general training and weight loss programs for men and women that are customized for each client.
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