How to Get Fitness Model Abs… Without Being a Fitness Model
Who doesn’t want abs like a fitness model? As a female who has given birth to two kids, I figured I would never have a ripped midsection. However, now at 43 years old, I feel pretty good about what I look like in a bikini these days. No more flabby post-pregnancy belly for me. Those are my abs here in those bathroom selfies above. While I’m definitely not a fitness model, I feel pretty good about the results I’ve achieved. If I can do it, so can you.
Fitness Model Abs: Step One
Are you a beginner? I recommend starting with the 21 Day Fix 10-Minute Fix for Abs. It is very challenging, especially for those not used to working their core. You WILL be sore the first few days after you do it the first time. It may even hurt to laugh. However, keep at it. When you’re no longer sore, aim to do this workout at least 3 times a week, alternating workout and rest days.
Fitness Model Abs: Step Two
When you can fairly easily complete 21 Day Fix 10-Minute Abs without rest or modifications, it may be time to move on to something more challenging. For intermediate to advanced athletes, I highly recommend the P90X Ab Ripper. It’s 15 minutes of pure core training.
Fitness Model Abs: Step Three
You will never see your abs if you’re overweight. A diet high in protein and green veggies will help you lose weight while preserving precious muscle. If you’re not sure where to start with a clean eating diet plan, the 21 Day Fix container program is wonderful. It helps teach you the correct foods to eat while focusing on portion control.
Keep in mind that you CAN’T spot reduce belly fat. When you diet and restrict calories, you don’t get to choose from which areas weight comes off first. However, you can build sculpted abs by eating a high-quality diet and diligent exercise. By focusing on the core and abdominal muscles, you’ll begin to see nice muscle tone (and maybe even a six-pack!) when the weight comes off.