It’s a story just about everyone can relate to. You don’t have to be the guy who has 100 pounds to lose; you don’t even have to be the guy who has just a bit of pudge around the midsection. Even people who are trim, fit, and looking good can learn from Goal Guys’ latest video “How I Got a 6 Pack in 6 Weeks.”
The video chronicles one person’s journey to lose the bulge around the middle and get clearly defined abs. The process starts, and all endeavors should, with safety—in this case, building a strong core through ab workouts three days a week to prevent injury when weight training started. The workout included the ab workouts as well as three days of weight training and 30 minutes of cardio training every day.
“If there’s one thing I learned during the Wolverine challenge,” says the narrator, referencing a previous video where he followed the same workout routine Hugh Jackman used in preparation to play Wolverine, “it is that diet, diet, diet, is the absolute most important part of any challenge.” That meant that nutrition for the six weeks of the challenge was five boiled egg whites and an apple for breakfast, two chicken breasts with broccoli and assorted vegetables for lunch, a small bowl of lentil soup for a snack, and two turkey burgers with spinach and broccoli for dinner. Unfortunately, that ended up not providing enough calories, so ¾ cup of brown rice and a sweet potato were added. He also started going to a gym for more weigh work.
By week five, abs were starting to show through, but there was still just a bit of pudge left over. To get rid of that, the narrator started adding in a practice called ab vacuum, where you suck in your stomach and holding that.
The results after six weeks were seven pounds lost and almost a full inch off of his waist line. It wasn’t easy. “Your abs are so strong that you have to push them to the point of complete exhaustion with every workout to see real progress,” says the narrator. “So, this has been a grueling six weeks for me, but I’m so glad that I have gotten through it. I’m so happy with my progress, and this time I’m going to work so much harder not to lose the gains I’ve made.”