1. WARM UP
Do 5 to 10 minutes of cardio before hitting the weights. Also, do one or two sets of your first exercise using very light weights – it will help move blood into the area to be trained.
2. CHANGE IT UP
Change your routines frequently, your muscles get used to if you keep doing the same exercises week after week. Also, your brain becomes bored and that is the same reason people stop working out. When the workouts work well for you, keep doing it until it doesn’t.
It is important to exhale on the positive (concentric) part of the exercise – when you are pushing the weight; and inhale on the negative (eccentric) part of the exercise – when lowering the weight. Also, remember breathing in and out burns fat. Human fat cells store triglyceride—a type of fat in the blood—which is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. These atoms are released through oxidation and when that happens, fat is burned off.
4. REST LESS BETWEEN SETS
Rest between 45 seconds to 90 seconds between sets or your body will start to cool off.
5. EAT RIGHT AND SUPPLEMENT
Remember, abs are built in the kitchen. Seventy percent (70%) of the results will be from your diet. Keep in mind that to build muscle, you need at least a gram of protein per pound of body weight. Also, supplements are ideal to allow your muscles to heal faster and be ready for the next workout.