How to Get V Cut Abs

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What's up fam? We get asked all the time “Yo Jump Rope Dudes - how do I get V Cut abs?” Before we get into the tactics let’s start with getting some facts straight. Everyone can have V Cut abs, but everyone’s V Cut abs are not going to look the same. Your genetics will determine the exact shape of your abs, but if you build the muscle and get lean enough - you can definitely get V-Cuts!  

You Don't Get Abs By Just Doing Abs

The first thing we want to talk about when it comes to getting abs, a v cut or just getting shredded in the abdominal area is that you can't achieve your goal just by doing abs exercises. We repeat this concept over and over because it’s super important.

You get abs and that sexy v cut in your lower abdominal muscles by losing enough body fat so that your abs are visible. That starts with being in a calorie deficit. That means you need to consume fewer calories than you are expending. To find out exactly how many calories you should eat and the right amount of macronutrients you need for your weight loss goals, check out our Calorie Calculator. This calculator will tell you how much food and how many carbs, fats and proteins you need to be eating in order to consistently lose body fat over time.

There is a very common saying "abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym". We know it's cliché and that you probably hear it a lot, but the fact of the matter is that it's true. It doesn't matter how much you work out or how many crunches you do, if you are consuming too many calories and you are not burning them off, you are not going to be able to have that coveted v cut.

Genetics Play A Role

The second thing we want to go over is genetics. As previously mentioned, all bodies are different, so do NOT compare your body to other people’s bodies. Your goal should always be to get the best physique for yourself. Furthermore the process for getting V-Cut abs may be different from one person to the next. Some people have them naturally and others need to work super hard to get them!  

Ab Exercises Once You Lose Body Fat

Now that we've talked about genetics and eating to lose body fat and actually show those abs, there are some ab exercises that are beneficial and can help sculpt or make those muscles protrude more. Once you've lost a bunch of body fat and you're solely focused on building out those v lines.

Some of the exercises you can do that will be very beneficial are things like hanging leg raises, flutter kicks and planks. Any ab exercises that target the lower abdominals versus the upper abdominals are going to be the best exercises for making those v lines more defined.

You can also include simple exercises that target your obliques using resistance training. Try incorporating weight training, side planks or even side crunches into your workout routine. At the gym, try hanging from a pull-up bar and using your abs muscles to bring your legs straight out in front of you. You can also use body weight exercises like a reverse crunch to target the lower ab region.

Now, the reason we love jumping rope so much is that it’s the most fun way to move our bodies and it’s also a great way to burn body fat. Jumping rope is a high intensity cardio-type workout so you’ll burn a crazy amount of calories if you push yourself during each exercise. By burning tons of calories, you also burn body fat which results in a lean body so you can actually see those v-cuts. By combining ab exercises and jump rope, you’ll shed body fat so you can actually see your shredded v-cut abs.

If you’re just starting out, you can use any jump rope you have lying around the house. If you want the jump rope we use for this workout and in most of our videos, you can get 10% off by checking it out here. Get into your groove with our jump rope music playlist that will help you stay motivated and get pumped to build those six-pack abs.

So now that we've talked about how to get that v cut and you have the gear to get started, we're going to take you through an intense workout that is going to focus on two things. First, burning a massive amount of calories so you can easily get into a calorie deficit. Second, we'll incorporate lower abdominal exercises so we can sculpt the muscle groups responsible for those sex lines.

V Cut Abs Workout:

*Rest 10 seconds between exercises

*Rest 1 min between circuits

*Complete circuit 5x

30 seconds - Jump Rope Sprint in Place

All right, let's get this thing started. Get intense right from the beginning and push yourself. The harder you go in these cardio exercises, the more calories you will burn and in turn you'll lose more body fat.

30 seconds - Leg Raises

Start by laying flat on your back and use your abdominal muscles to bring your feet straight above you. At the same time, use your arms to tap your knees every time your legs come up and then extend them out above your head when you lower your legs. Make sure to keep your movements controlled here and focus on using your abs

30 seconds - Jump Rope Fast Skip

Move your body in ways that feel good and have fun. Get into a rhythm, feel the music and keep a steady pace when doing the fast skips. If you mess up, don't worry about it. Just take a second to sort yourself out and jump right back into it.

30 seconds - Flutter Kicks

Flutter kicks are similar to leg raises, but you'll be moving faster and alternating legs. Use your abdominal muscles to pump your legs up and down when laying flat on your back. Place your hands underneath your butt or behind your head.

30 seconds - Jump Rope Sprint in Place

We're back to sprinting in place with the jump rope and you're probably getting a little tired. Don't give up; keep pushing yourself to get the most out of your workout here. Give it your all for the last 10 or 15 seconds to take your fat burn up a notch.

30 seconds - Leg Raises

Make sure your abdominals are engaged and you aren't cheating by using your lower back or arms to make the movement easier. You'll feel some pain, especially during the end of each set, but that means your muscles are working hard to create those chiseled abs.

30 seconds - Jump Rope Fast Skip

One last cardio exercise here so give it all you've got. The beauty of these jump rope workouts is that you can take them anywhere. You can plan your workout in your favorite beach spot or right at home in your living room. Wherever you decide to jump, make sure you're going all out on these last few exercises.

30 seconds - Plank

Use those abdominals to engage your core and get those shredded muscles. Keep your elbows firmly planted underneath your shoulder blades and brace your abs. Make sure to keep your body in a straight line and avoid the urge to sag.

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Nutrition Recap:

  • Eat at a calorie deficit to ensure fat loss. Check out our calculator to find the right amounts.

  • Fuel your body with foods that will help you lose belly fat. Stick to lean proteins and low-fat foods such as fruits and vegetables.

Workout Recap:

*Rest 10 seconds between exercises

*Rest 1 min between circuits

*Complete circuit 5x

  • 30 seconds - Jump Rope Sprint in Place

  • 30 seconds - Leg Raises

  • 30 seconds - Jump Rope Fast Skip

  • 30 seconds - Flutter Kicks

  • 30 seconds - Jump Rope Sprint in Place

  • 30 seconds - Leg Raises

  • 30 seconds - Jump Rope Fast Skip

  • 30 seconds - Plank

Do The Thing

If you like this workout and you want more like it, check out our YouTube videos. If you want other ab workouts or workouts that are gonna help you get abs by burning massive amounts of calories, head over to our YouTube channel and also check out our 10-30 minute jump rope workouts.

If you want defined muscles, you need to prioritize fat-burning workouts. The two most effective ways to reveal those v-line abs is to step up your fat loss and build the muscle underneath for a sculpted look. Supplement your workout regimen with a healthy diet and you'll get the physique you want.

You can get the body of your dreams with hard work and dedication. Remember that working out should be fun, so move your body in ways that make you happy and enjoy the journey. Set goals and stick to them and you'll get that lean and athletic physique you deserve.

#dothething

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