Updated: Jul 12, 2020
Before I get into the bulk of the article there are two common misconceptions concerning the abs that I’d like to highlight…
✓ Even if you’re sporting a 10 pack, it will never be seen if it is hiding underneath a layer of fat.
✓ Abs may be visible whilst still carrying body fat but will only stand out when you’re under 12% body fat…It’s really that simple!
✓ Genetic predisposition plays a big role in the shape, number and look of your abdominal muscles: If you do not genetically already have 6 pack abs then it is impossible to turn your 4 pack into a 6 pack.
✓ By defining and developing your abs as well as the surrounding muscles of the midsection is how you build an impressive physique – work with what you have and develop YOUR physique to its highest possible standard!
“Six packs Abs” are predominately known as the rectus abdominis muscles; this is only one muscle of the midsection. Therefore, if you want to build a truly impressive midsection then you need to effectively train this muscle whilst also using exercises to target a range of abdominal muscles…
To get started, my recommendation would be to train abs from 3 – 5 days a week to stimulate your abdominal muscles.
The abs are not easily fatigued, therefore I suggest performing:
3-5 sets of 12-15 reps.
If you want to build and impressive 6-pack, cut out the sit ups and work to really stimulate the abdominal and surrounding muscles.
To significantly witness the hard work you have put in, most importantly, get your diet in check to get the body fat right down… you’ll create a killer mid-section in no time!