This is somewhat theoretical, but I find the situation comes up often enough.
I'm in good shape, good athletic build, etc. I have decent definition in my abs (you can see the makings of a 6-pack or at least a 4-pack). Like most people I've got a bit of fat in the lower abdominal section. Also I've noticed that my stomach looks better at some times than others.
Say I was going to the beach one week from now, and wanted to do everything I could to look as good as possible, with a focus on my abs. What would be the ideal things to do between now and then? I'm thinking specifically about:
Diet - What should I eat between now and then, and how much?
Exercises - Which are most likely to have the best effect in such a short time period?
Day of - Should I starve myself the day I'm going? Obviously I wouldn't eat 8 slices of pizza half an hour before going to the beach, but how long before I go should I eat? Are there "last-minute" exercises I can do? But what even about water? I assume it would be a bad idea to drink anything at all, just because it would take up space in my stomach, right?
Thanks, and don't hate me for being vain!