I get a lot of questions from people who are frustrated that there abs aren’t showing through even though they’re using their waist trainer and go to the gym regularly.
I hate to break it to you all, but going to the gym on the reg isn’t enough to make those abs pop out.
If you’re looking to sculpt your abs, keep reading for some helpful tips:
No matter how often or how long you’re working out at the gym, you have to have proper eating habits. Abs are sculpted in the kitchen just as much as they are in the gym. If you have a layer of fat on your abdomen that you’re trying to shed so that your abs will show through, you’ll need to be in a caloric deficit (or taking in less calories each day than you burn off). You should also be getting in an adequate amount of protein each day so that your muscles can further develop. For a list of some healthy foods you should be keeping around, check out this article. If bloating is an issue for you, try keeping a teatox like Skinny Teatox on hand to help you de-bloat.
You could be in the gym day and night, but it won’t do you any good if you’re not performing efficient workouts. Doing only crunches to develop your abs is a thing of the past. Besides ab exercises like Russian/Mason twists and hanging leg raises, you should be incorporating full body weighted (or bodyweight exercises). These include barbell squats, deadlifts, pull ups, and push-ups. Here are some more ways to effectively target your abdominal muscles during any exercise.
Proper posture isn’t just handy to keep your spine health in check. Some of the muscles you use to keep your back straight when you’re sitting, standing, or working out, are your abdominal muscles. Making sure you keep good posture is another way to strengthen your abdominal muscles. If you’re having issues remembering to sit up straight, try an OMG Waist Trainer to act as a gentle reminder to exercise proper posture both in and out of the gym.
Now that you have all the tools you need to further tone your coveted abs, go stock up on your favorite belly baring shirts!
By: Kayla Harwick