Hey mate - A few comments:
theMathematician wrote:For 5 months now, I have been doing hometraining including all kinds of exercises such as crunches, leg crossing and raising, planking and roman twists. I try to do it as often as possible, usually 5 days a week and with a total duration of 30 minutes.
I hate to bring it to you but these are 5 lost months of your time. None of these exercises will do anything to help you reach your goal.
theMathematician wrote:And while I have noticed small progresses ever since, they are definitely not proportionate to the effort I invested in this project.
Again, reality check - none of the efforts you are referring to actually relate to your goal.
I would really love to have a sixpack once in my life as it would make me feel more self-confident in contact with other people
has a six-pack (or any other #-pack, as this is driven by genetics), even you do, the question is whether your percentage of body fat allows your pack to show up.
theMathematician wrote:Does any of you guys have a clue how to get there?
1 - Get a gym membership, I do not know in which part Styria you live but if you are anywhere near Graz, you have plenty of options
2 - Hire a trainer, but a good one (which will not be cheap). Go to your gym and observe the trainers - what they do with their clients, how they train themselves, etc. If you think you can learn alone - go for an online trainer, there are plenty of option, do your research and pick the one that suits best your goals.
3 - Ditch the tacky moves and start doing complex exercises. The squat, the deadlift and the bench press should be your bible - twice per week. Forget about your disco muscles at the beginning, you can throw in isolation exercises when you are strong enough.
4 - Track your calories and make sure they correspond to your goals.
5 - There is plenty of scientific research out there (and that does not include bro science), educate yourself and apply common sense in everything you do.
Trust me (if you wish) - change will not happen overnight. Those people that you are referring to (with the bigger progress after few weeks) have probably won the jackpot with the genetic pool of the neighbourhood - you should be able to realise (judging by your username) what is the mathematical chance of that having happened to you as well ...