How I got my six packs abs
posted by Michael Olafusi , on ,
I’m sure some of you that know me are laughing right now.
Anyway, this is a true story. I've always had a flat tummy, so getting a six packs abs wasn't that much of an uphill task.
In 2011, I searched online and started reading numerous fitness blogs. Made my own exercise regimen from the knowledge I gathered, one that could easily fit into my stressful weekdays and unpredictable weekends.
From what I gathered online, Push-ups are a great fitness exercise, one that will require several gym equipment to replicate the body building/toning effects it gives. Push-ups work out all the muscles in the upper body and build optimal strength in the forearms, wrists, upper arms, shoulders and chest. In fact, a popular US NFL star Herschel Walker, one of the top running backs in 1980s, exercised primarily with push-ups shunning weight lighting. If you knew American football, the required fitness and strength to play the game, then you’d understand how awesome push-ups really are.
So my exercise regimen is primarily…, you guessed right, push-ups. I did them daily since May 2011 till recently when I started doing them thrice a week. In addition, I swim as often as I can, and for some months, every week. I take a walk at noon every weekday (about 20mins to & from the Cafeteria), and every morning too. Swimming and walking are the best fitness exercises, just that they won’t give you six packs. Swimming gave me a superfine toning and a perfect posture. I occasionally do a weird variant of sit-up.
So, that’s how I got my six packs. And just so you know, I do the diamond push-ups, one of the hardest types of push-ups. Please don’t ask me how many reps I do, you’ll be blown away by the answer.