Why YOU don’t have Abs 🤷♀️
It’s shocking how much misleading advice there is in the fitness industry, especially when it comes to “abs” 🤦♀️
Here’s some hard facts as to why you might not be getting the results you want and hopefully steer you in the right direction!
1. GENETICS 🧬 Although this term is thrown around a lot, the amount of body fat you hold around your abdomen, the shape of your abs and how easy you can get “lean” is down to genetics... no excuses, just means you may have to work a bit harder and remember play to your strengths.
2. BODY FAT % Everyone has abs... whether they’re visible or not comes down to how much fat you have covering them, this does not mean doing loads of ab exercises to “burn the fat”, you CANNOT spot reduce fat...address your diet, create a decent deficit, keep your protein high, add in short intense bouts of cardio, do your resistance training and be patient. As your overall body fat drops, the more likely you are to see your abs. Just remember though, sustaining low enough levels of body fat isn’t maintainable for a lot of people and depends on your current goals/stress levels/priorities so don’t put pressure on yourself to maintain a certain physique year round, do what you can when you can and only if you want to 👍
3. MUSCLE MASS 💪 At the end of the day your abs are still a muscle group, if you’ve lost enough body fat and they still aren’t “defined enough” then chances are you don’t have enough muscle mass or your “rectus abdominis” (6 pack) isn’t developed enough. Spend some time in a growth phase (build some more muscle) all over and include some specific core exercises. (Note I said “core” not just sit ups!) The more muscle you have the more likely your abs will be prominent, meaning they may still show through at a higher body fat level...totally me right now 🙋♀️😉☝️
So sure you can blame genetics but if you work hard and work smart you CAN achieve your goals! 👏
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