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Best way to get abdominal muscles?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Serious Training

Six-pack or eight-pack "abs" are particularly difficult to get, because you don't get them just from exercise.
It also takes very low body fat levels, well under 10%. So you have to lift like crazy, probably 5-6 days a week, and observe a very strict diet, as well. I would advise finding a trainer and maybe even a nutritionist. You should be able to find instruction for training online.

In brief: Serious Training

Six-pack or eight-pack "abs" are particularly difficult to get, because you don't get them just from exercise.
It also takes very low body fat levels, well under 10%. So you have to lift like crazy, probably 5-6 days a week, and observe a very strict diet, as well. I would advise finding a trainer and maybe even a nutritionist. You should be able to find instruction for training online.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Female?

Females please note that if youre trying to achieve washboard abs, your bodyfat needs to be very low.
As a result, you may stop having periods! this is not always healthy.

In brief: Female?

Females please note that if youre trying to achieve washboard abs, your bodyfat needs to be very low.
As a result, you may stop having periods! this is not always healthy.
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine

In brief: "Micro-crunches"

Your abdominal muscles, known popularly as the "six-pack", will tone up with exercise.
Regular situps may hurt your back. To start doing abdominal crunches, lie down and support your neck with your hands. Then lift your head a few inches. Relax. Repeat until your muscles burn. Do that number of crunches daily for a week. The secret is to do it consistently evey day.

In brief: "Micro-crunches"

Your abdominal muscles, known popularly as the "six-pack", will tone up with exercise.
Regular situps may hurt your back. To start doing abdominal crunches, lie down and support your neck with your hands. Then lift your head a few inches. Relax. Repeat until your muscles burn. Do that number of crunches daily for a week. The secret is to do it consistently evey day.
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Dr. Kristi Kohl
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