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I use to work out 5-6days a week, 80-90mins, where I did weight training. I have good physics however I never had well defined abs. Now I'm working hard towards abs. I do abs workout every next day and cardio after workout. Also started to go swimming once a week. My diet is healthy as well. Eating less carbs and high protein food. Protein shake after workout and early morning. I can notice the difference on my body with the abs workout and cardio.

I workout other body parts as well but not as often. Because I'm spending more time on my abs than other body parts and doing more cardio (25mins), I'm worried I will loss the muscles.

Is there any tips on how I could schedule my routine so I could keep my body muscles and have a good visible six packs.

Food I should eat before going bed or any time during the day?

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First you should have clear some concepts.

  • You don't burn fat on belly by doing abs, nor you don't make them visible by doing it. As it's said, abs are maken in the kitchen.

  • Doing abs workout, what you do is make them bigger, as with other muscles.

You should focus your routine almost the same way you focus it for muscle gain, but introducing some more cardio. What is the really important part is the diet.

I would recomend you to read about basic nutrition and find elaborated diets to take as reference.

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To make abs visible the most important factor(the faster one) is to lower your caloric intake but keep or even raise your protein intake.

Also long term usage of the muscle improves local circulation and improves fuel efficiency making your abs more "definited", local fat loss is possible but it's more of a long term thing, thus negligible.

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When it comes to weight training, one of the best ways to keep mass/strength as much as possible is to lift with less volume but try to keep up intensity. I'm cutting at the moment so I'm dropping the overall sets that I'm doing but trying to lift as heavy as I reasonably can. It's hard to progress on anything or get bigger on a cut unless you've just started trying to get fit, but you can do a bit to maintain what you currently have.

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