So how does someone get that highly sought after V Shaped Abs look in the lower stomach area?
What is V Shaped Abs?
V shaped abs is the appearance in your lower abdominal area. It’s two cuts which can be visible with a low enough body fat percentage. These cuts start in the lower oblique area and then go down and angle inwards to create a sort of v shape.
How to achieve the V Shape
For these cuts to be visible a body fat percentage of around 10% or less is needed. The lower your body fat percentage is the easier it will be for those cuts to be visible.
You may think the best way to achieve this look is to perform loads of stomach exercises, abdominal crunches and sit ups and that sort of thing. However this is not the right way to go about it, for the simple reason that these types of exercises are not the best way to lower your body fat percentage. You would just end up with strong abdominals with the same level of body fat covering them, so they will never be seen.
Step 1 – Lower Your Body Fat Percentage
Start with modifying your diet, don’t go on a diet just improve your current diet. It’s impossible for me to know what sort of diet everybody has so I will just give some general diet tips.
Get an idea of how many calories you should be consuming each day to maintain a healthy weight. On average it’s around 2000 calories per day for men, and 1600 calories per day for women. So now you have a number to work with. The next step is to find out actually how many you are consuming per day.
The key to burning body fat is to burn off more calories than you consume. So now you have a roundabout figure of how many calories you should be consuming and what you actually are consuming. If your intake is higher than what it should be then simply start reducing your intake.
Calories are important however it’s not the only thing to be aware of. Improve your diet by dropping or reducing certain foods and replacing them with others. Eat plenty of fruit, vegetables and good clean quality protein sources for example tuna, milk, eggs, beans and nuts.
Step 2 – Exercise
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a new and great way of exercising for effective fat burning. High interval training is great for cardio and muscular development, both are great for burning off some body fat.
So train regular with decent intensity. HIIT, cardio and weight training are all good for burning off calories.
Step 3 – Develop Those Abdominals
Performing stomach exercises will help those V shaped cuts and your abdominals to become visible. Developing your abdominal area will push out the abs and those V shaped cuts to make them more prominent.
Ideally you want to be targeting the lower abdominal area, here is a list of exercises to help with that.