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Fitness blogger reveals the secret to a six pack

A Sydney based fitness blogger has shared her top tips on how to have killer abs.

Originally from London, Lucy Baker, 25, has shared her findings with her readers on her blog Fit Life Lucy.

‘When I first started out on my fitness journey, all I wanted was to have a toned stomach,’ she wrote. ‘I wanted that dreamy six pack you see spread all over social media and magazines.’ 

Lucy Baker, 25, (pictured) has shared with her readers on her blog Fit Life Lucy how it all starts in the kitchen

The Sydney based fitness blogger has tried everything to get into shape has shared her tips on how to have killer abs

The Sydney based fitness blogger has tried everything to get into shape has shared her tips on how to have killer abs

To fulfill this desire Lucy conducted research on how to do so, read on for her top tips.  

ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN 

‘My first realisation was abs really are made in the kitchen. Obviously this should be combined with training, but the food you are putting into your body really does make a huge difference, not only to your weight but to your skin, hair, everything,’ she wrote.

She explained that for most people the hardest part to get rid of is the fat in your lower stomach.

Lucy suggested cutting out refined carbs such as white bread, pasta, rice and cereals to help combat this.

She added that foods like sweet potato, quinoa and extra vegetables can work to replace them.  

'I wanted that dreamy six pack you see spread all over social media and magazines,' she said

‘I wanted that dreamy six pack you see spread all over social media and magazines,’ she said

She explained that for most people the hardest part to get rid of is the fat in your lower stomach

She explained that for most people the hardest part to get rid of is the fat in your lower stomach

LUCY’S EXERCISE ROUTINE 

  • 15 minute sprints – 30 sec on, 30 sec rest
  • 15 to 20 minute circuits – either 40 sec on, 20 sec rest or TABATA style, 30 sec on, 10 sec off
  • Full body exercises – sprints, burpees, squat jumps, lunge jumps, press ups

DON’T DO SIT UPS EVERY DAY 

Surprisingly her second tip was to not do ‘1,000 sit ups every day’ as she said that it won’t help give you abs. 

‘Your muscles need time to recover, so doing abs every day of the week will not aid your progress.

‘This is why I like to promote doing a variety of exercise throughout the week.’

She also said that she adds weights to her work outs to tone her body and build muscle as she believes it helps speed up your metabolism.

Lucy suggested cutting out refined carbs such as white bread, pasta, rice and cereals

Lucy suggested cutting out refined carbs such as white bread, pasta, rice and cereals

Her second tip was to not do '1,000 sit ups every day' as she said that it won't help give you abs

Her second tip was to not do ‘1,000 sit ups every day’ as she said that it won’t help give you abs

LOOK INTO HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING 

Lucy said that HIIT (high intensity interval training) was, personally, the most effective form of training for losing fat.

Although she said that the same thing might not work for everyone she suggested that people give it a chance. 

‘There are so many different ways you can do HIIT and it’s an easy transition into exercise.

‘If you do the same HIIT workout each week you will notice yourself getting stronger, which will spur you on to keep going!’

she adds weights to her work outs to tone her body and build muscle as she believes it helps speed up your metabolism

she adds weights to her work outs to tone her body and build muscle as she believes it helps speed up your metabolism

Lucy said that HIIT (high intensity interval training) was personally the most effective form of training for loosing fat

Lucy said that HIIT (high intensity interval training) was personally the most effective form of training for loosing fat

Lucy previously told Daily Mail Australia that it was when she signed up to a 12-week program she learnt about the importance of moderation and balance she saw her own body transform.

‘Before I started the program I was bad – I would binge on some days and do things like buy a family size box of chocolates and eat them all at once,’ Lucy told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I would eat quick and easy foods and while I did enjoy nice and healthy food, I would often just pick something up for dinner on the way home which is bad.’ 

Lucy had previously told Daily Mail Australia that it was when she signed up to a 12 week program she learnt about the importance of moderation and balance

Lucy had previously told Daily Mail Australia that it was when she signed up to a 12 week program she learnt about the importance of moderation and balance

'Before I started the program I was bad - I would binge on some days and do things like buy a family size box of chocolates and eat them all at once'

‘Before I started the program I was bad – I would binge on some days and do things like buy a family size box of chocolates and eat them all at once’

She saw impressive transformation photos and reviews online which pushed her to sign up for Kayla Itsines’ fitness program [not the diet program] which saw her try a variety of quick workouts involving HIIT training and weights. 

‘The whole thing was about not getting on the scales or being restrictive and just looking at yourself in the mirror and seeing results or feeling them. Within four weeks I was seeing results.’  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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