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Everyday is Ab Day – How To Get The Toned Abs You Want!

Ladies, I know what you are thinking. You want a flat stomach. A DEFINED stomach. You want Abs. Well, that takes a lot of work. That’s why my motto is ‘everyday is Ab Day’.

Abs are the thing that make most women insecure. I know that is definitely the case for me. I am constantly wanting that flat tummy and the defined abs but that takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Some would say that you shouldn’t be doing an ab workout everyday but I don’t see the harm. If your muscles aren’t aching the next day then they are still ready for more. They want to be pushed more.

My Routines

I always think that every time you go to the gym, your routine should be different. Obviously, if there are exercises that you find work a lot better, you should keep them in your routine. I do have a favourite routine of all time right now; that is Routine 1.

Routine 1

  • Russian Twists – 20 reps, 3 sets, 5kg hand weight
  • Jackknife Sit Up – 10 reps, 3 sets
  • Scissor Kicks – 20 reps, 3 sets
  • Side Plank Dips – 10 reps, 3 sets (each side)
  • Bicycle Crunch – 10 reps, 3 sets
  • Crunch – 10 reps, 3 sets

Routine 2

  • Sit Ups – 20 reps, 3 sets
  • Leg raises – 20 reps, 3 sets
  • Scissor Kicks – 20 reps, 3 sets
  • Russian Twists – 20 reps, 3 sets

It’s not Just About The Workout

It goes without saying that getting good abs is not all about the workouts you do. Far

from it. Obviously, ab workouts will help grow to muscles and get the defined abs you want. Don’t think I’m deterring you from that. I do abs everyday. What I have only recently found out though, especially for the stubborn lower belly fat, is that carbs have a huge impact on the amount of fat you hold in the ab area. An excess of carbs means that you are more likely to bloat and increase the fat that you hold. No matter how many crunches you do or leg raises you do, the carbs are the reason you are not getting them abs.

That’s OK though. That’s why I started counting macros. And you should too. Counting macros means that you can control the amount of carbs that you are consuming and compare them to the other two groups of proteins and fats. In you are aiming to lose weight and go on a low card diet, I advise to consume maybe 70-100g of carbs a day. Depending on your diet now. I know for me, that would be a huge loss as I have a HUGEEE sweet tooth. That sounds like a lot but carbs are in everything. There is no way a person can say to you that they are on a no carb diet. Vegetables contains carbs. FRUIT contains carbs. There are no foods in the world that do not have some form of carbs in. Saying that, you can have a LOW carb diet where you consume less carbs than usual. When I tried this, I noticed a difference in myself during the first week and in the second… Well lets just say I looked in the mirror and felt pretty damn pleased. It is hard but totally worth it!

 

Megan xoxo

fitmeguk

I am a normal 20 year old who has an extreme passion for fitness. I want to help and motivate others to achieve their fitness goals.

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