We hear this saying a lot “abs are made in the kitchen”.
But what does it really mean?
And is it even true?
Are abs made in the kitchen?
In a sense yes!
A six pack or abs are made in the kitchen.
Let me explain why…
Without a lean, low fat, low calorie, high protein diet, achieving washboard abs is very difficult.
According to the American Council on Exercise, to see abs on a male, the body fat must be between or lower than 14-20%. For women this should be 6-13%.
To achieve this, we need to adopt a calorie controlled, lean diet, coupled with a strict and consistent training regime…
It ain’t easy!
When people say “Abs are made in the kitchen” they’re not wrong.
Essentially if you were to create a drastic enough caloric deficit, eventually you would see abs.
This is called starving yourself and I don’t condone anyone to do this as it is dangerous and idiotic.
If your goal is to have ripped abs, then it must be carried out with a safe and regularly monitored approach.
Always seek advice from a professional (like me!) before starting a drastic body transformation.
If you need help transforming or body in a safe and healthy manner, then drop me a message and let’s work together on your fitness goals.