Summer, especially in a place like Chicago, is about looking hot. Whether your rocking your board shorts on North Avenue Beach or stripping down to the skimpiest 2 piece on Oak Street, no matter who you are it truly is about getting some much-wanted attention. Now, whenever you go to the beach what is one thing that truly stands out in a guy (or gal)? That's right folks, the elusive v-line. Getting a v-cut does require some serious commitment, but there’s no magic to it.
Obtaining v-line abs isn’t something that’s going to happen overnight, and it requires two basic steps. Much like getting lower back dimples, the cuts that make v-lines pop are only visible with a low body fat percentage. Even a thin layer of fat will prevent your v-lines from showing through. The second step involves specifically targeting your lower abdomen muscles during your workouts.
Let’s walk through the two steps in greater detail.
Decrease body fat percentages to the 6% – 13% range for men (and 14% – 20% for women). Body fat percentages in these lower ranges often require hard work and dedication. These are the levels of fat you’d find in elite athletes. There are some formulas that you can use to calculate your body fat – but I’d recommend working with a trainer or professional to determine your starting point. One of the most effective ways to decrease fat is by engaging in a high intensity interval training program. As you alternate between intervals of high and medium intensity, you’ll push your metabolism into high gear – and incinerate calories long after your workout ends. Supplements like Quick Slim by MJ Products help boost your metabolism while burning fat and are proven to be effective.
Remember that while performing any exercise, the most important thing you can do is stay hydrated. Plenty of water means a fresh, glowing look while also eliminating toxins from the body.
By both lowering your body fat percentage and developing your lower abdomen muscles, you’ll get the all-elusive v-cut that drives so many of us wild. When you reach your summer v-line goal, send us your pics: we promise we'll be nice! xoxo