(Closed) secret to awesome abs

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: What's your secret to awesome abs?
    Bikram Yoga : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Any other Yoga : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Pilates (mat) : (15 votes)
    15 %
    Pilates (reformer) : (7 votes)
    7 %
    Megaformer : (0 votes)
    Barre Class : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Bootcamp : (10 votes)
    10 %
    Running : (23 votes)
    23 %
    Planks : (23 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    9920 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You can be super super strong but if your diet sucks, you won’t have six pack.

     

    Post # 4
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    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Eating well and a consistent workout whatever it is (I like video programs like p90x type things that come w/ a calendar so you feel guilty when you don’t follow it, lol). Honestly working out means shit for me unless I really restrict my eating, abs are grown in the gym but shown in the kitchen!! (and I like fatty food too much, so I’ve just grown to accept that I’ll always have belly fat other than the few months before and after my wedding when I actually had motivation, lol)

    Post # 5
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    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Healthy diet, running, and planks.

    Post # 6
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    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @BookishBelle:  “I like fatty food too much, so I’ve just grown to accept that I’ll always have belly fat” <— AMEN, friend! I just love food too much, so even though I exercise and have a strong core, I don’t think I’ll ever have a super ripped six-pack. I finally realized that it is just not worth it if I have to eat “clean” all the time, haha.

    Post # 7
    Member
    539 posts
    Busy bee

    @carbear02:  Any workout, but you need to have a lean healthy diet to get the abs you want

    Post # 8
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    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Every exercise in pilates (both mat and reformer) works your abs, and that includes planks. I’ve been doing it for a year (only twice a week) and I don’t have washboard abs or anything but my stomach is definitely flat, toned, and strong. Pilates is the way to go.

     

    If I had to pick though I’d say that mat pilates requires more strength than the reformer.

     

    Post # 9
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    2403 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No carbs. Pilates and yoga. Full body strength training. 

    Also, genetics. Seriously, some women will do everything right and will never, ever get abs. 

    Post # 10
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    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    crunches and planks but DON’T FORGET TO STRETCH AFTER!!!!! 

    I had a cheer coach who had a 6 pack but she never stretched after and the muscles weren’t “lean” looking -they were very compact and bulgy and looked like excess weight, not abs.

    after doing ab workouts, make sure you stretch your abs the other way so they don’t get bulgy looking.  roll onto your stomach and push up with your hands so your back is arched. this stretches your abs.

     

    Post # 11
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @carbear02:  DIET is the only answer and its not on the poll

    Post # 12
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    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    For me it’s a mix of diet, cardio and pilates. Right now my stomach isn’t as toned as I would like it to be (it’s still flat though, I’m just too lazy to work out enough lately) but with that routine I can get into shape pretty fast.

    Post # 13
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    3832 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @peachacid:  this.  abs are made in the gym but revealed in the kitchen. you can do all the crunches you want but if there is a wall of fat on your belly you wont see them!

    So my answer is diet. 

    Post # 15
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    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Everyone can do all the pliates, planks, crunches etc that they want, get some firm abs, but if there is a layer of fat hiding the abs, you won’t see them. Running, or any kind of cardio, is a great way to burn that fat. You can’t spot treat fat, however you will eventually lose the tummy flab and expose the abs you’ve been working on!

     

    Post # 16
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @carbear02:  Oh I agree toi that is why I don’t have the abs I want. But that is the secret/#1 factor in having great abs

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