Olympic Abs Are Crafted In The Kitchen
Most people think that the key to achieving the perfect look lies in constant gym workouts. This is an understatement which is most of the time taken for granted. Yes, the gym can help you develop strong and big muscles, but when it comes to muscle definition, it is not all about the gym. Instead, it is much more important to pay attention to the kitchen and the diet you are undergoing. To better understand this, the following explanations will teach you how to get the perfect abs that you have always craved for.
Diet is the number one priority
It all starts and ends in the kitchen. The key to burning fat efficiently lies in a proper diet. For starters, forget what everyone has told you about eating 3 times a day and start eating several times a day, but smaller amounts of food. By doing so, you will give your body the time it needs to digest food properly and not throw it all down in your stomach all at once. Having a nutritious meal or a snack every 2 to 3 hours will keep your sugar levels stable, will feed your body in the process and give it the necessary stream of required healthy nutrients. All of this will lead to healthier glycogen storage inside your liver, so your body won’t have to devour your muscle tissues during workouts. A great diet equals great abs.
Do not starve yourself
If your stomach starts growling, it is already too late and you are already deficient. This is due to the fact that all the healthy nutrients get dissolved and stored very fast, and if time passes by, your stomach is left with nothing in it. You need to think ahead, and always eat before the growling starts. That is why you need to establish an eating rhythm, and have 5 to 6 meals per day, to keep your stomach satisfied. If you do not have a prepared meal, consider eating anything that can pass as a proper substitution, from energy bars to bananas and coconuts. There are many supplements, such as those from Legion Athletics, which can help and motivate you in your struggle to achieve the perfect abs. It is all about knowing how to use them and to properly mix them with food. Again, abs are crafted inside of your kitchen and modified in the gym.
Abs require a lot of dedication
Working out on a daily basis is a must if you want to achieve the perfect abs, but the workout must be combined with proper food. Abs are very delicate muscles, and are very demanding and hard to breed. If you want a real deal six pack, prepare yourself for a long period of organised eating, workouts, and a constant diet. That means no processed sugars (only natural sugars from fruit and some veggies are allowed), no extra fats and no extra calories. Stomach fat is the first one to appear, since it is generated easily, and is the biggest enemy for your abs. Control what you eat, and how much of it you eat, work out every day and give it your maximum, and your abs will flourish and become an art.
Knowing your own limits will help you achieve your goals in body transformation faster. That is why you need to have a proper diet, keep eating healthy and necessary food, and stay fit and work out every day. As mentioned in the beginning, it all starts in the kitchen and most of the time, it ends in the kitchen.
Author: Mathews McGarry
Mathews McGarry is passionate about many forms of strength training, and spent years lifting, dragging and flipping all manner of heavy objects. After graduating from the Faculty of Health Sciences, he started writing about his experiences, and sharing tips for better life. Follow him on Twitter.