Monday again? Let’s make it a good one! need to catch up?
Friday: Friday Favorites: Target C9
Sunday: Hop into the Weekend
So what do you think of my clever title? If you don’t get it, you will by the end of the post! I am now in week five of 6 weeks to 6 pack. I have been working hard, and also doing research on ab workouts just out of curiosity. When I started into level Two of the video last week, I noticed something.
Level One was full of met work, tons of ab work, lots of sore abs but not much else. Level Two is a LOT more cardio based and my legs have been way more sore than my abs! There is not near as much mat work, but a LOT more sweat and high intensity intervals. That got me to more thinking and more research, and I must say, it makes sense.
Let’s face it, everyone has stomach muscles. Some are of course bigger and stronger than others, but you still have them in there somewhere. The key is uncovering them. (Get the title now? heh). Jillian is currently kicking my butt in a cardio kind of way with some ab work thrown in to UNCOVER my newly formed muscles from level one. I can tell/feel I am not as squishy in the middle as I was a month ago, but I still don’t see a LOT of visible difference, because my abs are being covered up by some stomach fat. So I need to step up my cardio in addition to my DVD to shed all over fat to expose my ab muscles. Does this make sense? Totally does to me, not really sure why I didn’t think about it before…oh, I know! because I have never really focused on abs before.
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Doing a million crunches will not give you a 6 pack. Yes you need to build up strength in your core but you also need to eat healthy and burn overall body fat to shed it off your stomach so you can SEE the abs you have been working so hard for. Last week was totally lame in terms of running/cardio aside from the DVD, so this week I am going to step it up a bit (and cut out nightly ice cream and brownies) and see if I can tell a difference in my last two weeks of the DVD.
So, if you are currently working on abs for swimsuit season, don’t simply do crunches during the commercial break of your favorite TV show. Pair it with some heart pumping cardio and healthy eating to “expose” all your hard work!
QOTD: Thoughts on this? Do you pair cardio with your strength training to expose your muscles? What do you think about the terms flying around concerning “fat fit people?”