The Biggest Mistake People Make Trying To Get Shredded Abs

Danny Hester cuts through the fat and gets real on how to truly get six pack abs.

With summer just around the corner, people are starting to focus again on obtaining the perfect beach body. For many, shredded six pack abs are the ideal. Unfortunately, itís also one of the hardest things to obtain even for people with a focused fitness routine. Why is it so hard? And what are some tips to help achieve the goal of a shredded abs? In our latest GI Exclusive, Danny Hester shares the most important factor for getting shredded six pack abs.

Obtaining sick pack abs is probably one of the hardest things for most people right next to building up legs. This is largely due to your belly being one of the core places fat stores when you start gaining weight. Even for a typically healthy and fit individual Ė shredded abs can be hard to come by.

Thatís why we connected with pro bodybuilder and former Olympia champion Danny Hester. Hester is the kind of bodybuilder who stays lean all year round. Youíll rarely ever see him with bloated bulk. And youíll almost always see him sporting a six pack. So whatís the secret? Why is it so hard for even fit individuals to showcase conditioned abs?

While there is no trick to get shredded abs fast, there are some key tactics that must be done in order to succeed at earning that six pack. Danny Hester wants to make it clear that there is no way to spot check fat away from your abs. Doing 100 crunches per day can certainly be helpful Ė but it wonít cut more fat in your stomach area.

It goes without saying that a very strict and clean diet are essential to getting a six pack. On top of that, cardio is a must. As we mentioned, you canít spot check fat but you can reduce fat overall by upping your cardio. As Danny Hester states, ďYou canít see abs if you have fat on them, no matter what you do.Ē

But there are, in fact, ways to train abs to really bring them out and make them pop. One of the biggest mistakes that people make while training abs is doing too much weight. This ultimately makes your waist thicker. You donít want that. It makes it harder to see your abs.

Danny Hester explains that you want your abs to be really strong and really deep. So training specifically with that in mind and avoiding massive weight will help bring out your abs alongside a good diet and cardio. For example, range of motion is key to really stretching abs. Hester often recommends his clients do crunches beyond the typical range of motion for a longer and harder stretch. Over time, this helps really build your abs into deep cut muscle.

Danny Hester suggests this tip alongside higher reps with less weight. He also explains that whenever doing any sort of ab exercise, itís important to keep your stomach sucked in and your abs flexed tight. That way youíre guaranteeing that your abs are doing the work. Avoid momentum or other parts of your body doing the heavy lifting. That wonít help your abs.