Having rock-hard abs -- or a six-pack -- is often considered an unattainable quest. While it is true that genetics play a part in whether you can develop these strong abs, you can change your lifestyle to build rock-hard abs. With the right exercises and a focus on food, you can expect improvement in muscle functionality and appearance in 30 days.
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Ab Strength and Cardio
While you cannot spot train, it is important to build up your ab strength and overall cardio fitness. In doing so, you amplify your calorie burn, even when you aren't exercising. Build both strength and cardio in exercises like kettlebell swings and Turkish get-ups, which offer a total-body workout with an emphasis on building your abdominal muscles.
Eating a healthy diet supplemented by water intake will help you develop a six-pack. Many personal trainers tell clients that "abs are made in the kitchen." Support your fitness endeavors with a healthy diet. Cut out processed foods and focus on consuming whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean meats. In addition, drinking water will help your body build muscle and burn fat.