Recently a lot of people have been asking me how to build
better and more defined lower abs. I realized this is a question many want an
answer to, and so I am writing this response.
The first and most important thing to know is that it’s not
easy. But honestly, it doesn’t have to be that hard either. You have to be
willing to commit to this three part regiment.
These keys are cardio workouts, strength training workouts,
and diet. You will need all three working together to meet your perfect abs
Every abdominal defining workout should have this
component. Cardiovascular and Aerobic exercises will increase the number of
calories your body burns, and jumpstart your metabolism. You should begin with
walking or jogging. You should intensify your workout to the point where you
require strong but controlled breathing. Breathe in and out of your nose while
maintaining good posture. I will elaborate on this later with cardio for
Once you have gotten the blood pumping, and the body
properly jumpstarted, it is time to move into strength training. This is a
guide for building better, stronger and more defined abs, but your strength
training should not be simply relegated to abdominal workouts. I have yet to
see anyone with perfect abs, and yet no upper body, and no lower body strength
and definition. It is important to do focused abdomen workouts such as various
crunches, but it is also important to remember to purpose of the
abdominal muscles. That is to stabilize the strength of the upper and lower
muscles. So we will also detail various complex anaerobic workouts that
engage the core along with lower abs specific workouts.
Everyone wants to forget about diet, but it may be the most
important to these three keys to Abdominal Definition. It is important to keep
a good and balance eating regiment. I will go into depth about abdominal fat
burning regiments, and also fat burning diets later. But right now,
I want to remind you that you have abdominal muscles… they are just covered up:
lower the daily amount of calories that you take in. In general, calorie
restriction will ultimately lower your body fat percentage when combined with
exercise. It is extremely important to do this within the restrictions of a
controlled diet plan. Cutting more than 300 calories per day at a time can
slow the metabolism and lead to serious health concerns and should not be done.
When lowering calorie intake, you should avoid cutting more than 300 daily
calories over the course of a three week period.
In order to burn abdominal fat, you need to maintain a good
metabolism rate: I spoke about jumpstarting the metabolism in the cardio
section, but there are diet components that add to the success of increasing
your metabolic rate. It is important for you to carefully examine the make-up
of your diet. Later, I will expand on the damaging effects of highly refined
foods and effective fuels for the body.