The Science Behind Getting ABS

By Farhan Ali

April 11, 2022

Body fat 

The amount of overall body fat you have. For most, this is too high to actually reveal your six-pack. Less than 14% of body fat is required for visible abs.

Ab exercise

Once you are lean enough, additional ab work and ab muscle mass can improve ab definition and thickness. Crunches, leg lifts, scissor kicks.

Calorie deficit 

The most effective way to drop body fat is to put yourself into a slight calorie deficit of around 300 to 500 calories per day. Eat more veggies


Protein is key for losing fat; with research showing it can double weight loss while also protecting your hard-earned muscle. Opt for lean protein source only.

Be patient

The final tip to keep in mind when working on your six-pack is to be patient. It may take longer but you have to be motivated throughout the journey.

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