You have seen the following headline plastered on fitness magazine covers and on best selling book covers: “Get shredded abs in one month”…but is it true?
Well like every fitness question…it depends.
The #1 thing it depends on is what your current body fat level is. You can do a million crunches a day for 4 weeks but if you have a thick layer of belly fat. The abs are just not going to show. So the first step is to get rid of the belly fat. We’ll talk about that in just a little bit.
Lets say between 12-15% body fat for guys…
…and 20-25% body fat for females.
YOU CAN get shredded abs in one month!
Does this mean you should start doing a million crunches a day for the next 4 weeks. NO!
There is no such thing as spot reduction of body fat. Meaning you can’t reduce a fatty area of your body with exercises that target that area (i.e. the crunch).
Dial in your workouts and diet. How do you do that?
Well your workouts should focus on a specific style of weight training to maximize the afterburn effect…in other words, specific compound exercises like squats, deadlift, and presses, specific rest periods, and rep and set ranges to burn more calories up to 48 hours after your workout, even while you sleep.
Click here to watch a full afterburn style workout here from my 12 week Live Lean Afterburn program for you to check out. This is the style of weight training program you need to focus on to burn belly fat and get shredded abs.
Now, to really burn the fat faster, you should also incorporate HIIT sprint training with your weight training. Interval sprint training has been proven to burn 3X more fat in 3X less time, just 20 mins. Click here to watch a full sprint style workout from my 18 week Live Lean Sprint program. Focus on this style of cardio to get shredded abs.
Once you have low enough body fat (10-15% for guys and 20-25% for girls), it’s time to sculpt and strengthen the abs with direct training that specifically targets all areas of the abdominal region. So many people get this part wrong. Click here to watch a video of me sharing just a small sample of my insider ab training tips that you get with my Live Lean Abs DVD training program. Focus on the right types of ab exercises and tips and you’ll to speed up your shred gains to get shredded abs.
Now, in my opinion, the grand daddy of them all: your diet. To get shredded abs in a month, you’ll need to focus on optimizing your body’s fat burning hormones to turn your body’s fat burning switch ON. It’s true, when you focus on consuming the right types of foods, your body will becoming a fat burning machine. In other words, it’ll burn fat for fuel, not sugar. Your goal is to focus on consuming the majority of your calories from protein, healthy fats high in omega 3s, and fiber from vegetables and some fruit. If you think this sounds boring, you obviously haven’t tried the recipes from my Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook and 8 week meal plan. It includes over 200 fat burning recipes, including snacks like brownies, click to watch that video. The goal is not to starve yourself, the goal is to satiate your body with filling foods that are fat burning hormone friendly.
Is it possible to get shredded abs in one month? Yes, depending on your current body fat levels. Is it easy. No, it takes hard work, discipline, and most importantly a proven program that removes all the guess work. So if you want that program, click here to check out my Ultimate Live Lean Abs SUPERPACK that includes all the programs I talked about in this video for one major discounted bundle price.
This Ultimate Live Lean Superpack includes my best selling programs:
—> Live Lean Afterburn (12 week in-gym weight training program)
—> Live Lean Sprint (18 week hiit cardio program)
—> Live Lean Abs (28 days direct ab training video program)
—> Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook (over 200 low carb recipes)
—> 8 Week Meal Plan (using recipes from the Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook)
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.