By Parker Cote
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Getting a set of lean, sexy abs is the number one goal for millions of gym goers, yet so few achieve it. To get a strong, great looking 6-pack doesn’t happen by accident; it requires many things to work in synergy. A clean diet, an effective cardio program and regular abdominal workouts are essential. This article will focus on the latter, and provide you with a hard-hitting abs routine you can do next time you go to the gym. While a proper diet and cardio will decrease body fat to make your abs visible, it’s direct abdominal training that will develop the 6-pack muscles and give
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routine will target the upper, lower and side portions of your abs giving you a complete workout. The most important aspect of abdominal training is to constantly switch up your workouts to keep the routine fresh and ensure continued results. You can do this by adding new exercises, using different rep ranges and making sure the abs get trained from a variety of angles. If you get stuck in a routine where you perform the same ab workouts repeatedly, your body will adapt and progress will come to a halt. This routine will help shake things up, and expedite your progress. For best results, I recommend training your abs directly, three times per week for about 20-30 minutes each session. If you work your abs any more than three times per week, you risk overtraining; any less, and you may not be targeting them enough. Make sure the three ab workouts are spaced out evenly throughout the week with at least one rest day between them. Add this routine to your current workout program and start seeing serious results.
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