You’ve reached a high point in your six pack abs workout, now what?
You have been exercising almost every day. His weight was losing and he was beginning to see definition. Oh! Your body just slowed down. Are you tired. A couple of your lost pounds found their way back to you. Well, you’ve hit a plateau in your abs workout. Now what should you do?
Sometimes a day or a break may be in order. But chances are, you just need to modify your workout to get you back on track to get your abs. Maybe you’ve been doing the same abs perfect diet and routine for the past 4-6 weeks. If so, go back and think about this for a moment.
You could increase your weights or add minutes to your cardio, but maybe you need something different for your abs. If you’re tired, adding weights may not be the answer yet.
Try these as options:
1. Change the order of your exercises. The same but it starts the other way around. Or mix them completely.
2. Try the super setting with little or no interruptions in between. Take a 2-3 minute break after 10 minutes. And go back to work.
3. Change your difficulty level by changing the angle of your weightlifting, the angle of the treadmill, and so on.
4. Think about grouping similar exercises: arms, chest, legs.
5. You can even lighten your weight by 5 or 10 pounds (depending on the part of the body you are working on), but increase the number of repetitions. If you did 3 sets of 12 before, do 1 set of 40. Something in that order.
6. On your cardio, once you’ve warmed up, go as fast as you can for as long as possible. Once you’ve reached your limit, slow down to your normal pace again. Once you have recovered, do it again as quickly and for as long as you can. Then slow down. Finish your cardio at the usual time.
There are more variations you can do to get back on track with your abs. Whatever you choose, put in all the energy you can. Focus fully on your new exercise variations and you will start to see results.
You will start to feel full of energy. You will feel refreshed with a different routine, although you may still be doing the same exercises, just a little differently. As soon as you see that you are back on track to make progress toward your abs goal, look to tweak your routine further. Talk to a coach for suggestions on what your next level should be.
You’re almost there.