Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles What's going on here? Just thinking about my future Yeah, your future is another set. Previously, Evan and I trained like superheroes, now, we're back and we're getting abs. I gained some injures on my shoulders on my biceps, I did have a little abs showing, but it wasn't like raging six-pack. So this time, I really excited to see how far I can go. I think nutrition, is gonna be way more stretch changing my eating habit was hard the first time around, and can't even imagine what's gonna be like now. So our trainer Steve Zim was great, he tell us everything we need to know about fitness. We're going back to him to get ripped again. Abs, core muscles. I think it's gonna be hard core. Hi, I'm Steve Zim, and we're here in my gym, "A Tighter U" fitness studio, in Culver city. And next six weeks, I'm gonna have Kelsey and Evan get their dream outs. This time there's gonna be seven days of work out, two of the days are just cardio. I was kind of hoping it'd be very similar to last time, we took it a step up. You gotta put your time in it it gonna be at least 20-25 minutes of abs, every time you come in. We're gonna have to do full work outs, too. This isn't just abs, it's part of the story. We got everything's gonna fit in the place. When it comes to abs, you got to think of it in four parts, we've got upper, middle, lower and sides. Everybody likes the muffin top an ab, where they just a lot of crunches, well let's squeeze everything down. We're don't like to open everything up, very important if we teach you how to control you abs, and then lean them out and not bolt them up, and we don't just do sit-ups without weight, you need to add weight. You add weight to everything else we do in the gym, why don't we add weight to the sit-up? With Kelsey what we're trying to achieve are the Elevens. She doesn't want to over develop the muscles in her stomach, but she wants to have the nice line that separates. She's got a flat stomach, but she wants take it to another level. With Evan, he wants to get those cut abs, where you go, "WOW... Boom Boom Boom!" and that is a different kind of work out. And with Evan, especially, he's gonna use a lot of weight on his abs. Abs are three layers of muscle, people don't realize that. So we have to really work it as if we were would work another muscle. We use the Hollywood Supps BCAAs, and melatonin. This keeps your body from cannibalizing muscle, when we're dieting really hard, a lot of times what happens is muscle starts to break down. We can't have that happen. The melatonin helps you sleep deep, the deeper you sleep, the more recovery you get. You're rejuvenated, you're ready to go again. This is the way, we do abs, let's get to it. At the end of the first day of training, Steve straight up told me, we're gonna have to stop here because you're not gonna be able to get out of that tomorrow. If we continue going , you won't be able to feel you abs tomorrow, you'll be like "Ugh..." And I was like, Steve, we've done this before, and like, it's not gonna be that bad. Oh, god, I can't move. So yes the first week was painful, again, I literally rolled sideways out of bed. Steve really challenged me the first week, I was feeling like hot fire ants all over my abs. And I thought all the exercise for the abs would be similar to the ones we did before. Breathing, it's different, stretching it's different. We would add weights, he made me do a lot of crazy exercises. It was like doing the circuits. Giggling is hard, when your abs hurt, and I giggle a lot, can you tell? What if I go out, like have some wine, a like a meal with my friends one night. It's that gonna ruin it? I swear to you, if you drink, tomorrow they won't look the same. -Just in one day, -In one day You'll blow, it's really important that you stick to the food, you stick to the water, you stick to everything I give you because otherwise, we're not gonna see what you want to see. I'm not really sorry, I'm just being honest. To get abs, you have to be really tight on your nutrition. No processed sugar, sugar is a number one thing. We want to keep our carbs, the vegetables, and fruits. Water is your number one best remover fat from your body. We have to drink water. We want to keep our proteins up, we want to make sure we're eating enough calories that are our body is not losing muscle, but it is tearing down back Because when you go so low, you're body starts to eat its own muscle. And when you eat muscle, it's not gonna develop into six-pack. All we're doing is gonna get you tiny. Do not starve yourselves please, then you're not gonna make good muscle. I knew that diet is the way you can mess up getting abs. Food is very precious, all the food that I didn't finish, all the snacks I hesitated to eat, and I never knew I was gonna miss the smell of alcohol. You know a lot of people hate the smell of alcohol, it smells so good! What is happening to me? So last night I had a dream that I kept eating these airhead extremes. I'm having dreams about my diet! There were so many company events that were happening. There's always booze, there's always cheese, there's always snacks. How's that pasta? So good, Evan, are you sure you don't want one? Can I eat or drink anything at this event? No, the answer is no. The answer is no It's absolutely... Crap The social aspect was really difficult, it's really hard when all of your friends are enjoying meals together, and you want to participate. They all look at you, like crazy. Why are the best things in the world the worst for you? Ah! I hate this diet! So it's week 3, and unfortunately I injured my ankle, it's been in pain for last three days, and hard to use. My body wasn't looking as fit as it had been before, it felt like they were backtracking. And I was getting really frustrated, and Evan's allowed to eat brown rice, so I thought was allowed to eat brown rice. But our diets are different because the results were looking forward different. So, I kept kind of minimizing what I could eat to the point where I got really frustrated in the middle because all I was eating, was grilled chicken with nothing on it, and broccoli. And that was it, that was all I was eating. I'm going insane, I'm going insane. Kelsey is going through a period where she's getting stuck on food, she's not feeling good about herself, she hurt her ankle, her abs, didn't look good. She hasn't done the cardio, so she has a little layer. It's more puffs, it's not really pat. She's depressed about that, we ran over a whole new food thing, we revamped her, we're getting her excited, and we're gonna figure our another way of doing cardio until her ankle's better. We're gonna use the row machine and other things she uses her upper body, so that we don't get her stuck. What Kelsey's going through happens to everyone, I promise you. Don't go crazy, really start to think. Slowly but surely passed by that plateau, it's easy to look at yourself in the mirror everyday, and not see the progress, and to get frustrated. For me progress was a lot better by third week maybe, started to see abs on my body, and it was crazy, everything was going smoothly. My diet was good, exercises were good, I was getting enough sleep. Until, I find out I was losing weight and because I started as such a low body fat, it's not ideal for me to lose weight because if I'm losing weight that means I was losing muscles. I'm kind of freaked out because I really really did not want to shrink. With Evan, what we're noticing that he's coming down maybe too quick. We have to say, whoa! Let's hold on a second. What do we need to look at? Maybe we should add a hundred calories to your food. Maybe we should come down a little on the cardio. You have to self adjust as you're going on because I don't want you to do a hundred miles an hour. A lot of people they eat very little once again, they do too much cardio. And yes we see the abs but yes the muscles starts to go away. We want to make sure his proteins are at a high level, so we don't break down the muscle. It's so important. So finally the middle ground where I'm not eating too much, but I'm not starving myself, was very very difficult for me. Thankfully as the time went by, I figure out what to do, and I stayed on the right track. Week 5, I was planning some cosplay I decided that I was going to wear a crap top, like walking around with your midriff exposed, it was scary I've been working so hard, I wanted to look good, and I got pictures back. And I was super surprised that my abs are showing, so it was so crazy! All my friends like blown away. One of those things were sometimes you have to step back, and you don't see the progress, but when your friends don't see you for a little while, they see the progress. I am changing, my body is changing. I'm working hard, doing the proper diet, that's healthy, and getting the results. I was so excited for the final day, 'cause one, I get to eat fried chicken again, and two, I was eager to find out how much I've changed.