Updated March 23rd, 2021
If you’re looking to get a six pack the question you most want to know is, how long does it take to get a six pack. The brain needs kind of a time frame to keep the dopamine flowing, keeping up your motivation towards this goal.
To get a rough estimate as to how long it could take you to get six pack abs, you only need to get a few numbers. First you need an idea of your current body fat percentage. I use a scale for that.
It’s not the most accurate, but it’s close enough and, more importantly it’s consistent, so I know if I’m going in the right direction.
Once you have your body fat percentage, fill out this calculator, to determine how much fat you will need to lose.
If you’re a guy, I would enter in 10-12% as your goal body fat. For a female wanting to see their abs, I think you would enter in 15-16%.
Once you hit calculate, you’ll get your goal weight. Subtract your goal weight from your current weight to see how much weight you need to lose.
Now, divide that by how much weight you plan on losing a week. Remember it takes roughly a 500 calorie deficit a day, to lose just 1 pound of fat a week.
Example: If I weigh 125 lbs and my goal weight is 115 lbs, I have 10 lbs to lose.
If I could create a 1000 calorie a day deficit, I should lose about 2 lbs a week, which would mean in 5 weeks, I could reach my goal. So how long does it take to get a six pack?
It all depends on how consistent you can be.