CAN I RE­ALLY GET ABS IN ONE WEEK? – Will

Men's Health (Singapore) - - ASK MEN'S HEALTH -

MAYBE. At this late hour, your best bet is to fo­cus on elim­i­nat­ing wa­ter re­ten­tion. While we’re nor­mally strong pro­po­nents of carbs, a few days of de­pri­va­tion will help you on your way to a shrink-wrapped torso, says per­sonal trainer James Alexan­der-El­lis. “Start bas­ing your meals around pro­tein and leafy greens, but make sure you add salt,” he ad­vises. “The kid­neys ex­crete more sodium with a low- carb in­take.” You’ll also want to up your wa­ter in­take to three or four litres a day: “This flushes ex­cess fluid from the body, re­duc­ing bloat­ing.” As for your work­out, your key term here is “carb de­ple­tion.” This is the kind of train­ing body­builders do pre-show, es­sen­tially burn­ing out their glyco­gen stores.

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