Dave Hargreaves Personal Training

IIFYM, Flexible Dieting & Personal Training at Doherty's Gym, Brunswick

Dave Hargreaves Personal Training

IIFYM, Flexible Dieting & Personal Training at Doherty's Gym, Brunswick

Six pack abs by summer?

Six pack abs by summer?

We’re into the last week of the Melbourne winter, which means spring is almost here.  Of course after spring is summer, which means NOW is the time to start preparing to be ready to hit the beach or the pool with confidence that you are looking your best.

So with this in mind I’ve entered into a pact with some of my friends to start work now and all have killer six pack abs in time for the start of summer on December 1st. Three months should be just enough time if we all work hard enough.

If you’ve been following my blog you might remember that I knuckled down last autumn and started jogging and improving my cardiovascular fitness, but once those cold wet winter mornings hit I put the jogging plan on hold and just focussed on my weight training. Being an instructor / participant at my group fitness sessions has kept my lungs in pretty good shape but now that winter is almost over I will be stepping things up again.

Here’s the plan;

In addition to my regular weight training program and group fitness work I’ll be doing cardio training 3 times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I’ll be jogging, and if it’s too cold or wet I’ll hit the boxing gym at Doherty’s instead. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I’ll be doing a Bodyweight, Bosu & Abs routine to get those abdominal and oblique muscles looking their best.

I’ll see how I go with doing this training before breakfast. In theory this will force the body to burn fat stores to fuel the training session. I’ll see how this works out for me, and if necessary I’ll change the approach and have breakfast first instead. I’m often asked if it’s better to train before breakfast or after, and it’s a little hard for me to answer based on experience because I usually prefer to train in the afternoon or evening, but I guess that is all about to change!

Of course a good nutrition plan is also going to be essential to reach this goal so I’ll be using my new nutrition calculator and cooking up a lot of good nutritious stuff in the kitchen.

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