All the time I hear people saying they want 6-pack abs. Often I’m asked about what the shortest way to get them is. It’s truly simple and only one word: consistency.
Not what you were expecting? Well, hear me out. Let’s say getting 6-pack abs is a journey along a straight path. If you walk 10,000 steps along this path you WILL get abs. If you take one step after the other forward on this path it’s guaranteed you’ll get it in the quickest time possible.
However, every time you take a step the side or wander off the path altogether for 200 steps, it will take you longer to get to the end destination. If you completely stop walking the path for large periods of time you may realize you actually turned around and walked the other way!
The road to those 6-pack abs is always the same. Eat just the right amount of food (think Goldy Locks, not too much, not too little). Eat more high quality foods such as lean meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some starch (potatoes, rice, pasta, etc), and little to no sugar.
Limit alcohol to 1 to 2 drinks per week (ideally quit it all together) and get at least 7-9 hours sleep a night (muscle grows mostly when we sleep). Start lifting weights at high intensity 3-4 times per week and ensure you do some conditioning workouts 1 to 3 times per week. This will help burn fat and build muscle.
If you want the quickest, most consistent route to that 6-pack I’d recommend you do a DNA test to find out your body’s specific way of exercising for fat loss, monitor your recovery like a hawk with a WHOOP strap, and hire a professional coach to keep you on your path with constant accountability.
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