WHAT’S THE SECRET TO A SIX-PACK?
If you see someone with visible abs, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re outworking you at the gym. In fact, it may not be a reflection of their strength at all. Getting that chiselled look comes down to a combination of diet and genetics. ‘Abs are a novelty, because your body is programmed to store fat in that spot to protect your organs,’ says Klika. So, don’t stress out if you’re crushing workouts and haven’t noticed much visible change. It’s best to track your cardio achievements or how much more you can lift as you progress (improvement there comes faster and more frequently) and let that shift motivate you instead. Then focus on diet changes, like upping your lean protein and veg intake and cutting down on sugar. But remember: visible abs aren’t available to everyone – some are naturally more prone to storing fat in that area.