Having a perfect diet doesn’t mean you don’t have to build your abs in the gym. Having a diet plan that you will stick with is important for your entire body, especially your mid section but in order for you to build your abs you will need to train them like every other muscle group in your body. Below are some ideas to help you make sure you don’t slack when it’s time to build your abs.
What days do you work your abs
Most of us go to the gym to work 2-3 body parts. For example, I’ll do chest and biceps one day, back and hamstrings another, etc. etc. I use my phone app to set up my workouts for the week each Sunday. Of the 5 days, zero are dedicated to abs. Sound familiar? Two days a week, I spend ten minutes at the end of my workout doing ab work. At least that’s what I used to do.
Build your abs at the beginning of your workout
I used to think if I train my abs at the start of my workout I’d be too tired to finish my weight lifting routine for the day. Our mid section is our stabilizer so if it’s fatigued we’re going to struggle, right? I was wrong about that. Maybe when you first make the switch to build your abs at the beginning of your workout you’ll notice a little more fatigue towards the end of your workout but like everything else, your body will adjust within 2-4 weeks. The bottom line is you are going to be tired at the end of your workout no matter what. Waiting to the end makes it easy to ignore doing your abs routine.
It’s the best way to build your abs like other muscles
Training abs first a few days a week won’t only make sure you don’t blow off working them at the end but you will be fresh which means they will get your full attention. It’s a good idea not to work abs on days you are performing a heavy leg workout. That is one thing you will have a hard time getting through. Build your abs mixing in different exercises including hypertrophy-specific training to not only continually challenge different muscles but avoid boredom.
So when will you see your six pack
As I’ve said many times genetic have everything to do with actually getting six pack abs. We all just don’t get those bulging stomach muscles no matter how hard we train and how closely we diet. Who cares. The whole point of diet and exercise is to look your best, learn to be happy with that and your hard work.