Hey VIP’s I’m back again with another post of my “Get Sculpted” Fat Loss & Fitness Transformation Program. I truly hope that the last post on chest training really helped. Today I’m going to talk about ab training, and am including a simple but effective ab workout. I will also dispel a few myths about ab training and losing fat around the waist.
Let’s get to the two most often-heard about myths and get em out of the way.
First, I want to say that you cannot burn belly fat by doing endless amounts of ab work. I get asked all the time, “What exercises can I do to lose some of this belly fat? There is no such thing as spot-reducing.
Everyone has been dealt with their own genetic pre-disposition as to how they store body fat on their bodies. And unfortunately, for some, it’s mostly all around their waist, but it’s different for everybody. So again, endless and monotonous amounts of ab work will not burn off belly fat!
Second, endless amounts of cardio will also not burn all the belly fat. Don’t get me wrong, it does burn fat, but in the process, it also breaks down precious metabolic fat-burning muscle tissue, which then slows down your metabolism, making it easier to gain fat and harder to get rid of it.
In the end, you will end up skinny fat, and running like 10 miles a day just to burn off some fat. I’ve seen that many times.
So how does one burn-off belly fat to be able to see the abs, you may ask? My answer, it’s a combination of supportive nutrition, weight training and the right type of cardio, and that is not the point of this post, I will discuss these 3 in more detail at a later post.
But for now, let’s focus on building core strength and solid abs by doing the ab workout I have included here. Believe me, if you do this ab workout consistently, you will strengthen your core and build some awesome abs, so that when you do lose enough belly fat, they(the abs) will be there waiting for you, to be showed-off.
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, male or female, this workout is for you. You may need to make a few modifications to adjust the workout to your fitness level, but that’s ok, always think about safety first.
Do this workout in a circuit fashion, moving from one exercise to the other, resting only for about 1 minute after the last exercise, which is the plank, then start again, and do 3-4 circuits total. Start with #1 Hanging Knee Raise, do 3-4 x 25 reps, followed by #2 Jackknife, do 3-4 x 20 reps, followed by #3 Cable Ab Crunch, do 3-4 x 15, and finish off with#4 Plank, do 3-4 x 30-60 second hold.
I promise you, if you are consistent with this ab workout, your daily workouts, and your supportive nutrition on a daily basis, you will soon be able to sport abs like the ones in the photo, if that is your goal, but it’s totally possible.
I hope this helps and gets you training your abs if you haven’t yet. If you’d like a copy of the ab workout above with tracking log sheet, PLUS a lesson about my Metabolic Meals Fat Loss Eating Concept for a small cost of $10, simply fill out the form below, and I will reply asap and get that for you. Thanks!
As always, SculptYourBodyBeautiful!
David Gomez, Fat Loss Trainer/Coach