Even though we all have six packs (yes, really), that doesn’t mean that we can see them.
Obviously if you are overweight or carrying a little extra weight across your waist then they will be hidden from view.
So what are some of the reasons why your six pack is hidden? Here are some of the top reasons:
#1: You don’t lift weights
To work your abdominal muscle you may think that doing a few sit-ups or crunches will suffice, but it is much more difficult than that.
To really work those abs you need to start lifting weights, in particularly those lifts that will work a large number of muscles to help burn off that layer of flab covering your abs.
Think lifts like squats, or deadlifts for example.
#2: Your diet is rubbish
As stated already, having abs is worthless if you cant see them, which is a problem that most of us have.
Excess body fat will leave your abs invisible. So what can you do about it?
We have already mentioned your workouts, but what you eat is likely to be of more benefit if you want to see results.
Firstly out should go the junk food and sugary drinks.
Instead try to replace the junk with foods high in protein, fibre and good fats.
Good sources of protein include chicken, turkey and fish, while fibre-rich foods include whole-wheat, lentils and fruit.
As for your drink choice? I would suggest drinking more water. It contains zero calories, can help to curb your appetite and will flush out the toxins that prevent fat loss.
Certain foods can leave you feeling bloated too, so if you eat something that causes this reaction make a note of it and perhaps give it a miss the next time.
#3: Your workouts are not intense enough
If you are working out but not giving it 100% then it is highly unlikely that you are burning enough calories or building enough muscle to make any noticeable difference to the look of your abs.
Burning fat does not come easy, but with a little effort and commitment to your goals then you will soon start to see some good results.
#4: You are not sleeping enough
A lack of sleep (at least 7 hours nightly) can affect the hormones that control your appetite, plus the ones that help regulate how your body fat is burnt.
You may think that getting up that little bit earlier to workout is a good idea, but if you are not getting enough sleep then perhaps it is best to workout that little bit later instead.
#5: You suffer from stress
Stress can also have an effect on your hormones too, so take steps to alleviate this if you suffer from it.
Even a nice warm bath can do wonders for stress levels.