- 06-03-2014, 11:29 AM
I know that abs are 'made in the kitchen' and my diet is a very clean one, I follow Paleo and eat a lot of protein, veggies etc I drink about 2 litres of water a day but I'm really struggling to shift this last bit of belly fat I have at the front of my stomach - I have had 2 children (don't know if some of it could be stretched skin). I weight train 3 times a week, do one cardio session and one core session a week and was just wondering if I need to be incorporating more ab workouts into my week to help tighten up my stomach! I'm 32 years old - any advice would be fab! Thanks! ?
- 06-06-2014, 01:39 AM
You need to add some more cardio to your routine to reduce your body fat. Cardio and diet are the key to abs.
06-06-2014, 02:36 AM
07-01-2014, 05:05 PM
OP, have you ever lifted heavy while eating for growth? If not, it's possible that no matter how far you cut down you may not have the muscle underneath to get that 6 pack look.
You also could have diastasis and loose skin from pregnancy, which can make it even harder (or impossible) for that muscle to show through
07-01-2014, 07:53 PM
I'll offer you 2 scenarios...
1) you don't have enough muscle mass in your and to expose them effectively. Just like anything else, your abs are a muscle. Think of flexing your biceps if you didn't have any muscle in your bicep... You wouldn't have a bulge or a "peak" as we call it sometimes.
2) your bodyfat is currently to high to allow the muscle you have to be exposed. Think again of the bicep... You can have the biggest biceps in the world but if you have fat arms you'll look like you have blobs for arms.
That's pretty general... But I hope it makes sense!
Save sorrow for the souls in doubt
07-02-2014, 02:24 AM
07-02-2014, 02:27 AM
08-02-2014, 11:55 PM
Dont worry about the time of day, worry about when your training is, total calories for the day/week and macro tracking.
I.e. Doesnt matter if you eat 10000g of carbs before or after 2pm you will still gain bodyfat! Having lower carb days on non training days then limiting carb meals to pre or post workout on higher carb/training days is very beneficial as your body will absorb them more usefully rather than storing
Yes you are right in needing to be consistent and patient! Once you are at a low enough body fat there isnt much reasoning why you shouldnt be able to see them Increasing the thickness wont really help you to see them until your at that lower bf anyway but if thats the look your wanting you can definately do a couple of ab sessions per week in preparation!
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