13 Tips to Get 6 Pack Abs Fast!

If you want to get 6 pack abs then there are some things you’re going to want to make sure you get right. In this video, I’m revealing my greatest tips for getting 6 pack abs fast. As you would expect, these will be a mix of nutrition and workout tips for abs. You simply cannot get a ripped six pack without paying attention to both sides of the equation.

With that said, we start right off ironically in the bathroom for a nutrition tip. That’s right, you want to start where you day starts with rehydration. Likely you have not had any water since before you went to bed. This can leave you dehydrated. The best thing you can do for your body is drink 16-20 ounces of water upon waking before doing anything else, simply to try and get ahead of the deficit. Whether you are trying to increase your metabolism or improve the quality of your ab workouts, you need to have plenty of water to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of each.

Speaking of what to do first, the next tip for getting abs has to do with the sequence of something else – your ab workouts. It’s less important which ab exercises you choose as it is which order you perform them in. Be sure to perform lower ab movements (ones that involve isolated movement of the legs) first in your training and save the top down movements for last. In the name of exercise efficiency, this order will save you from attempting your hardest ab exercises when you are least capable of performing them well.

When it comes to eating, remember this nutrition tip and you will be way ahead of the game when it comes to achieving your fat loss goals and you won’t even have to count a single calorie in the process. Pretend your plate is a clock and make an imaginary line for 9 o’clock and nine twenty. Fill the largest portion of the plate with fibrous carbs. If you’re looking for a resource for the best choices be sure to visit http://athleanx.com/carbs. Fill the second largest portion with protein. Fill the remaining portion with starchy carbs and top with a small amount of incidental fat. Keep the portions low without heaping and you will find this simple strategy is something you can use anywhere.

When it comes to your ab workouts, be sure to not focus on counting reps but rather making your reps count. I like to say, it’s better to count meaningful contractions and not reps. If you do a rep that you speed through and don’t really feel it in the muscles you’re trying to work, then don’t count it. When you trade in quality for quantity, your chances of getting a carved out six pack are dramatically increased.

When it comes to specific techniques that you can apply to your ab exercises for a 6 pack be sure to do the following. On all lower ab exercises, focus on lifting the pelvis not the legs. Also, when able, be sure to squeeze your knees together to activate the adductors which provides stability to the pelvis from below and gives you a better engagement of the lower abs.

For the upper abs, pretend there is a line just at the bottom of your ribcage. From here, try and fold your body upon that line. Focusing on lifting the shoulder blades off the ground rather than pulling on your neck will make this easier to make sure you get right.

In the kitchen, there are a few things you can add to your daily diet that alone won’t make much of an impact but together can have a significant one. Here I like to recommend including green tea (either as a supplement or something you drink), cinnamon (I like to include the Ceylon version in my oatmeal every morning) and red pepper flakes (providing capsaicin to assist in fat loss efforts). All of these are naturally included in my meals and done so consistently.

Breathing is another thing you want to make sure you get right when doing your ab training. If you don’t, you could wind up with 6 pack abs and have it look distended and bloated. The key is not to push your abdomen out as you exhale on your exercises. Instead, cinch the waist down by engaging the transverse abdominis and exhale at the same time. Will take some practice if you’re not used to it but becomes second nature later.

The remainder of the 13 tips to get 6 pack abs are included in the video. Be sure to watch them all and let me know which of them you found most helpful or eye opening.

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76 thoughts on “13 Tips to Get 6 Pack Abs Fast!

  1. ATHLEAN-X™ says:

    *NEW “FAST ACTION” Q&A* – Got a question about training or injuries that I didn’t cover in the video? Leave yours (AS A SEPARATE COMMENT!) below and I’ll pick 8 to get a detailed reply from me right here in the comments. Answers will be posted within the first 24-48 hours of you leaving the question. Good luck!

    • mann cave moment says:

      Hi jeff I just started your athlete x zero program a week ago and in terms of the diet I was wondering about Serial we already have some serial in the house So I was thinking I could get maybe some Cocoa pebbles And put silk milk in there would that work I didn’t want to do it before asking you Out of fear of possibly losing progress in my workout Like if I had a serial craving one day What serial could I have and what type of milk should I put in it

    • Mihkel Kruusmann says:

      WHen raising my left shoulder over head sometimes I hear cracking and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes it starts to hurt randomly and hurts for like 2 days. Then doesn’t hurt for a whole week etc etc what should I do?

    • Danni D. Ph.D says:

      Thanks, Is there any daily or 3 times per week, mobility functional routine to prevent injury and pain? I’ve been watching your channel since 10-11 years ago…

    • DarkSolidity says:

      @Глеб Ишин No Metaphor I use Brave Browser and it used to block all ads but these new double ads at the beginning of every video are defeating ad blocking software by delivering ads through a new protocol.

    • Melesniannon says:

      @DarkSolidity Not reliably they don’t, various adblockers are still functional, though the best ad blocker will always be turning off the sound and walking away. If I see a brand name anyway, I’ll write it down as something I’ll never buy again. Only power I have as consumer. Mostly though I get some seconds of white screens before the vid these days so I can clearly see there’s supposed to be ads there, but there’s no content.

  2. Alex P says:

    Question: I find that I’ve got a serious issue with the bottoms of my ribs sticking out really far (past my chest and visible through my shirts). Is this something that’s caused by my anterior pelvic tilt and would fix itself as I’m fixing that or are there other steps I’d need to take to fix my ribs? Cheers, love the vids!

  3. Jpe Ayllon says:

    I have a huge sense of gratitude for this channel and Jeff. I’m 15 years old and I’ve been following his advice since I was 13 which was when I started training.
    Without this channel I would’ve been lost and probably would have followed all the bad advice thrown around the fitness industry.
    From the bottom of my heart I say thank you Jeff I owe both my six pack and my gains to your advice

    • Scrotes says:

      @Norman Inferrera there are a lot of variables with stretching, but the primary goal is to increase ROM and responsiveness.

      Static stretching pre-game is not indicated as it reduces responsiveness this explosiveness. You can incorporate dynamic stretching, but primarily focus on engaging the tissue that you’re going to use by appropriate warm-ups.

      Static stretch post event, or when you wake up or before bed. Even in the morning dynamic stretching may be better as it starts up your systems.

    • Madhav Rangrass says:

      @ATHLEAN-X™ Would love to see a video on this Jeff – getting muscles ready for strength training (without over stretching) vs. increasing flexibility in the long run.

  4. Whiplash 4 says:

    Hey Jeff, here’s a question I have: What do you recommend between protein shakes and protein bars? I know that sometimes they are interchangeable depending on the ingredients, but what are some red flags to look out for in either one? Sometimes I like to mix in protein bars with my diet in the event that I can’t make a protein shake, but I am worried that I am basically eating a candy bar in disguise!

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