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How long does it generally take to develop six pack abs?

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Dr. Shruti Rijhwani

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Exercise
Question: How long does it generally take to develop six pack abs? I have started ab exercises recently (about 1 month approx.)
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 1 hour later
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Dear Sir,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that it depends on the amount of endurance training but at least 3 months are required for muscles to bulk up but it cannot be applied to everybody as it will depend on the type of exercises and hours of training .

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Dr. Shruti
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I'm doing crunches and reverse crunches for 1 hour every other day. How long would it take to develop six pack abs? Should I avoid some specific foods?
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 3 minutes later
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Dear Sir,

With this much amount of training I think you would be able to appreciate the abdominal muscles in 3 months . Have a high protein diet and avoid saturated fats . Instead have omega 3 fats which are good for health .

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Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX One more Q. Any suggestions on actual foods that I should take - chicken, oats, almonds etc?
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 4 minutes later
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You should have lean meat and avoid having fried chicken dishes , oats , almonds are always good for XXXXXXX , you can take them always .

Eggs are complete protein and should be taken , avoid refined sugars , caffeine containing drinks and carbonated drinks .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti

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Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX for all your quick answers. Appreciate it.
Thanks, XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 37 hours later
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Dear Sir,

Its a pleasure if I would have been of any help to you.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti

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