Before we start, let’s be very clear about two things:
1) Having defined abdominal muscles won’t make you happy; you’re capable of being just as happy right now without them. If happiness is your only goal I encourage you to quit reading right here.
2) Having abs won’t necessarily make you more attractive, and it won’t necessarily make you like yourself. But if you’re willing to enjoy this journey, read on.
Now, let’s be very clear about what this journey entails. Here’s the definition of “seeing your abs:”
Below 15% body fat. That’s it.
Being under 10% body fat will get you a well-defined six-pack, but being under 15% will usually get you some definition. So before starting this journey you need to know where you’re at. There is a Bod Pod in Fredonia’s exercise science lab that measures body fat percentage. Send me an e-mail and I’ll get you an appointment to have your readings taken.
Now we know what the journey is. Instead of “I want abs,” the journey is “I want to go from 25% body fat to 13% body fat.” The most important part of the journey is to continuously measure. The second most important is your diet.
Read this article about diet if you’re serious about this, because abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.