You may remember that a week or two back I introduced Lana and Larissa from Assassin PT. Today the girls are back to bust some serious myths on getting your abs ready for summer – and with a very VERY amazing freebie for you to kick off your beach-body plan this year …
Today’s post is all about what NOT to do if you want to finally get those abs on show – I know you’re going to want to read this 🙂
what you need to know if you want to get abs!
1. DON’T REFUEL ON CRAP
After a big workout session are you quenching your thirst and hunger with a sports drink and a protein bar or cookie?
These are packed full of artificial sweeteners, sugar and soy – the last thing you want for the six pack you just smashed yourself for! In fact soy can even promote fat stores in the belly!
Have a chunk of good quality MEAT or a good clean protein shake to get some protein into your system stat!
2. DON’T DO A ‘ROUTINE’
Running on the treadmill for way too long and getting stuck in a rut with the same routine will have benefit for only a short amount of time.
Turn up the intensity with some intervals and mix things up a bit! Changing rep range, weight and TIME YOUR REST. You will be surprised how quick 45 sec zooms past!. It will do wonders for your results. Remember to tense your abdominal muscles with each rep – you don’t always need to do specific ab exercise like crunches to train your abs! The human body is amazing at how fast it adapts to routine. Keep it guessing!
3. DON’T OVERTRAIN
Are you smashing your muscles with intense sessions 7 days a week and still no results?
Sounds like you need to help your body recover with supplementation and throw in a rest day or two.
If you want to lose weight, training 7 days a week will hinder the speed of your results – more is not better in this circumstance. Even if you’re not over-training, just by working hard you will deplete certain ‘flat abs nutrients’.
Refuel with good foods and supplements to help the recovery process and to finally lose weight around your belly. Our favourites are BCAA’s, Glutamine, good quality protein powder (grab it on sale till Oct 2!) and Fish Oils. Your body will love you for it.
4. DON’T FORGET FAT
Scared of fats? You don’t need to eliminate all fats to get the ABS you want, you just need to know the right types.
Fish, avocado, nuts (just not peanuts), eggs, coconut cream/milk, extra virgin olive oil and all good sources of fats that aid in fat loss.
We need fats for healthy cell formation, so eat it!
5. DON’T VALIDATE EATING CRAP
Kill yourself in the gym and that validates having a snickers as you wait for the tram home, right? Wrong. The reality is that even hours in the gym can’t counteract a days worth of the wrong food.
Try having some nuts on your way home and fuel up on a piece of fish with veggies. This will help recovery and get you a step closer to a toned body and a ripped mid-section.
Remember, you are trying to CHANGE THE BALANCE, not keep the balance between exercise to food!
free ‘get abs’ workouts for a month? what the?!
So. With all of that in mind let’s go smash an AWESOME intense and varied workout then back it up with the RIGHT food and supplements for fast results. After all, summer is almost here!
What’s your take on all if this? If you are one of the first 10 people to comment on this post we’ll do your workouts for you with a month FREE of unlimited access to our Bootcamp (valued at $205).
You get 7 sessions to choose from each week and you will also receive a welcome pack which includes:
- Assassin PT Log Book to record goals, food and successes
- Our Healthy Lifestyle Starter e-Guide
- Be part of our amazing Assassin Community!
Pretty good huh?
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PS: Don’t forget to comment below NOW with what you currently do or do NOT do to get abs, and be in the running to kick-start your summer with a bang this year!