5 Myths About Abs

ab workoutHow To Get A Six Pack Abs, Exercises Are Not The Only Thing You Have To Do In Order To Get Your 6 Pack Abs.

You also have to work hard on your diet as well, sticking to a fat-burning, muscle-building diet all year round.

Both Men & Women appreciate an awesome set of abs.

Some even set out to develop there abs.

After a few weeks or months of doing thousands of crunches and situps they slowly give up.

Perhaps that’s why so many people admire a we developed gut, it says a lot about what that person knows and can do.

How To Get A Six Pack, 5 Common Ab Myths

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

Here’s a list of 5 common myths about abs.

  1. Myth, You don’t need to watch what you eat.

    Diet is first and foremost the key factor when trying to get 6-pack abs.

    Plan your nutrition in advance, to avoid dietary downfalls.

  2. Myth, As long as you do a lot of ab exercises and repetitions, it doesn’t matter how well you do them.

    It is important to do all repetitions with good form.

    Focus on quality, not quantity.

    Avoid sit-ups and an excessive number of crunches.

    Both exercises can damage the lumbar spine in your low back, and crunches are rarely effective anyways.

  3. Myth, You can “Spot reduce” the fat on your abs with crunches.

    No matter how many crunches you do, you won’t be able to get rid of your ab fat with crunches alone.

    You need a good diet and an increase in your calorie burning from strength training and interval training.

  4. Myth, Infomercial products will help you get a 6-pack.

    You’ve probably seen dozens of ab gadgets on TV, but none are magic bullets.

    You can’t expect anything you order from TV to help you get a 6-pack.

    You have to do the hard work with nutrition and training to get results.

  5. Myth, You must do abs every day.

    You don’t need to do abs every day. Instead, train them twice per week and use non-conventional exercises such as Mountain Climbers and Stability Ball Jackknives to reduce the stress on your low back.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training
About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines.

His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week.

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