With Christmas firmly around the corner, it’s time to start considering your Christmas diet. Of course, you probably have a high impact, kick ass regime in place. But, if you want to make sure that your abs are looking fantastic this year, it’s time to kick the Christmas pudding and mulled wine. After all, determination and clean eating is a must. But, you also need to amok sure that you are embarking on a new fitness regime that solely concentrates on your amazing abs.
Abs and Exercise: A Winning Combination
Let’s face it, you can’t get abs without exercising. You need to start upping your game. So, now is the time to focus on your stomach muscles and how you can get them in great shape in time for the festivities.
Here is one killer workout that guarantees abs.
First of all, take out your exercise mat or head to the gym. Lie face up on your mat. Make sure that your legs are extended. Now is the time to extend your legs over your hips with your arms overhead. Now, crunch up. Your hands need to be reaching your feet. Aim high and crunch.
Now, it’s time to leave your legs straight. Bring your arms back towards you. Lower your upper back and lower leg to the floor. Again, it’s time to crunch up. Make sure that you are lifting your left leg high and reaching out for your tippy toes.
Now, it’s time to switch and make sure that you are repeating with your right leg.
Do twenty reps of these in short bursts. Aim to do 15 minutes per day for maximum results. Do this alongside your regular cardio workout, and you will be in great shape for Christmas. Of course, there a lot of lower ab exercises, so make sure that you are trying and testing them all. We have found that this one is the most efficient, but it may not be suited for you.
What About Nutrition?
When it comes to kicking butt in the gym and performing an amazing set of abs crunches, you need to make sure that you are eating the right things. After all, a toned stomach is 70% nutrition and 30% gym. You need to make sure that you are loading up on post-workout supplements. Getting a regular fix of protein is vital. Opt for whey protein shakes for maximum results. As your muscles may feel torn and sore after your workout, you need to make sure that you are repairing your muscles. This is so that you can strive for better in your next workout. Protein helps restore and repair muscle damage. So, get guzzling and feel great.
Sleeping is Imperative
When it comes to showing off your amazing abs, you need to make sure that you are getting enough shut eye. If not, your abs won’t shine through. Sleep is vital when it comes to working out. A good night’s sleep is essential for speeding up your metabolism. With a lower cortisol release, you will get amazing abs in no time. Of course, if you don’t want to sleep, you can have less energy in the gym and feel flabby in the process. Get some shut eye and start looking incredible.