Abdominal Definition?

Answered on January 28, 2014
Created January 28, 2014 at 2:36 AM

I eat Paleo almost 90% of the time. I really don't eat out and if I eat something that isn't Paleo, it's usually an accident. I have an occasional glass of red wine, but it isn't more than twice a month. I follow a "21 Day Sugar Detox" style of Paleo, meaning that I don't eat more than one serving of fruit per day, and that fruit is either a green-tipped banana or green apple. I don't eat Paleo treats or baked goods. I have a flat-ish stomach, but I'd like to banish the last little bit of muffin top pudge and start to see some abdominal definition.

Does anyone have any tips to start seeing more definition in my stomach? My diet is pretty clean, so I don't think it's what I'm eating, so I'm wondering if someone has any go-to moves that I can start doing in the gym to start seeing results. Keep in mind, while my diet is clean, I don't really do anything in the gym right now, so I'm hoping that by amping up my workouts, I'll start seeing results.

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on January 28, 2014
at 01:59 PM

I have found the key to ripping out my abs is adding high intensity sprints to my regimen. Nothing else can replicate that. You don't have to limit yourself to running. Check out Mark at marksdailyapple. He's got all sorts of innovative ideas for slipping sprints into your workout routine. Combine that with some full body core/weight training, and you should be seeing some abs. screw crunches


on January 28, 2014
at 09:50 AM

Here's a really good video on two exercises that work well for a flat stomach rather than "protruding" abs you may get from "normal" or popular ab exercises. I started seeing results after about a month of doing 5x per week... so you have to be kind of religious about it but it definitely worked for me.

It may seem unusual but it does make sense... especially if you notice how older bodybuilders seem to have way flatter stomachs than the bodybuilders of today.


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on January 28, 2014
at 07:26 AM

Abdominal fat deposits can be indicative of cortisol (stress hormone) so along with nutrition and exercise, look at doing something calming/relaxing every day too.

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on January 28, 2014
at 03:50 AM

Gyms are cesspools of MRSA and fungi, not to mention bodily fluids :) I swear by Jillian Michaels 6 week six-pack.

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