Perfect abs. Who doesn’t want it? Maybe not everyone needs visible six-packs but having a toned abdomen evokes a certain feeling of satisfaction. But do a google search on ab toning stories and you will see that there is actually a community of people who bond over how hard it is to achieve! But seriously, if you have a desire to run to the gym everytime you watch the movie ‘300’, and yet your abs are not showing despite hard work, these might be the reasons why.
1. TOO MUCH FAT COVERING YOUR ABDOMINAL WALL
Training for strong abs is one thing, but if you have substantial fat covering them, you won’t be able to see the six-packs anytime soon. Diet is one way to uncover the abs, but even if you manage to chisel away unwanted fat in the upper abdomen, many will agree that fat around the lower abdomen is notoriously difficult to shake off. A neat trick is to try Coolshape, an FDA- approved fat freezing treatment which promises to reduce up to 20% of fat permanently in a treatment area. If you have only a little bulge to go, try ONDA fat reduction. ONDA Body Magic uses patented Coolwaves which increases metabolic activity of fat cells, shrinking them.
2. YOUR ABDOMINAL EXERCISES ARE NOT SUBSTANTIAL ENOUGH
If planking was all we needed to define our abs, everyone will have perfect six-packs! The truth is, six-packs are really, really difficult to get. Our abs are made of different muscles and a single type of exercise will not activate all muscles. Try a variety of abdominal exercises instead.
3. TOO LITTLE REPS
Abdominal exercises can be painful. Pain prevents us from training hard enough. If you need some help, magnetic muscle sculpting is a great trick. Using functional magnetic stimulation (FMS), this new machine stimulates muscle contraction by directly activating motor neurons, which then leads to the contraction of the muscle. FMS has been shown to create washboard abs, even tone and shape buttocks and even help with strengthening pelvic floor muscles.
4. BLOAT IS IN THE WAY
Maybe you were deceived, and what’s in your way is poo! Try Daily Cleanse, an all-natural bowel regulator with natural bowel cleansing herbs and bulking agents.
5. TOO MUCH SKIN
Mothers, take note of this. Sometimes six-packs are impossible after childbirth because of diastasis recti, a condition describing a gap between the 2 sides of the rectus diastasis. The skin around the abdomen can also be loose. While diastasis recti will need a surgical correction, loose skin can be addressed non-invasively with ONDA Skin Tightening. A skin-tightening probe is used to stimulate an immediate shrinkage of the collagen fibers in the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating production of new collagen, toning skin.