what are turkish get ups?
I agree it is all about diet and big compound movements like squats which help boost testosterone levels nad boost fat burning.
Hold a kettlebell above your head with a straight arm. Without bending that arm, lie down on the floor keeping the kb above your head. Now do the same in reverse and stand up. That would be one rep.
They are NOT fun, but very effective.
There's no need to do direct abdominal exercises if your weights routine includes the big compound movements. I find that chins/pullups especially hit my abdominals big time. I always have DOMS in them after I've done these exercises.
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The above article goes through a bunch of different exercises and found out that bodyweight chinups are the one exercise that stimulates your abdominals more than any other. Hanging leg raises are the next closest, but only at about half the rate of a chinup.
But I wouldn't go as far to spread the message that you NEED carbs to get ripped. Or that adding a shit ton of carbs is even the best method for that. I'm not saying it won't or can't work, but so does <150 carbs (without the adding a 5X5 workout to your pancreas).
Like I said, though - well done!