It’s May already… everyone is working on their summer bodies!
We are here to help you solve the mystery of why you can’t see your abs! Are you a gym-goer? How many times a week do you work out? The average is 3-5 times a week for avid gym-goers. What is the reason you go to the gym? Most people are not in the gym just because working out is fun, although many people do love the fellowship and camaraderie. We do it to build a healthy, muscular, great-looking body. For both men and women, six-pack abs are one of the ultimate signs of success. I mean, who doesn’t want that?!
If we’re being honest, it’s very frustrating to spend months doing crunches without seeing any visible signs of progress on your body. So here is some advice… If you can’t seem to get the six-pack abs you’re looking for, maybe one of these reasons is the problem:
1) You’re Working the Wrong Muscles
Shock! Not all ab muscles are created equally!! It might be hard to “stomach” that not all core exercises make a major impact on the rectus abdominis- the technical name for the muscles in your abs that make them POP! Talk to your trainer and find exercises that target your abs—their strategies will go beyond the squats and deadlifts that haven’t been yielding results.
2) Your Diet Is Wrong
Sometimes you have to say goodbye to things you really like… like french fries, hamburgers, Doritos… the list can literally go on forever! The food you eat impacts the way you look. You’ll have a hard time earning six-pack abs if you eat excess carbohydrates that add body fat. Add more fiber-rich vegetables to your diet, and get your protein from lean sources like chicken and nuts.
Pro Tip: When you go grocery shopping, stay on the outside walls to shop as much as possible- that’s where the meat, produce, fruits and vegetables are!
3) You Need More Resistance
Some novices who want to build muscle just think they need to work out more, but doing endless reps isn’t effective. Add exercises that emphasize resistance to your routine instead of doing more of the same. Try switching up your regimen to include resistance bands.
4) You’re Not Sleeping
It might seem counterintuitive, but sleeping is where the magic happens. Although you “lay” the groundwork for muscle growth in the weight room, most of the growth happens at night, while you’re asleep. If you don’t get enough rest, you won’t get the muscle growth you want. A lack of sleep causes the stress hormone cortisol to prompt your body to store excess fat around your midsection.
5) You Have Excess Body Fat
It doesn’t take much fat to hide the muscles in your abdomen. If you’ve got a stubborn layer of belly fat that won’t go away no matter what you do, Simply Sculpt can help. With our abdominal etching body sculpting procedure, we can remove your diet-resistant abdominal fat and sculpt the toned shape you’ve been dreaming about.
Everyone wants a great-looking body, and we believe everyone should have the chance to get it. If diet and exercise aren’t doing the job for you, maybe we can. Contact us today to see if you’re a good candidate for abdominal etching through body sculpting.