Three Big Mistakes In Ab Training


MISTAKE #1 : Training Abs In A Single Plane

Your abdominal area is made up of smaller deep muscles, and the larger muscles that maintain spinal control and pelvic balance. Plus, internal and external obliques, and major back muscles. So there’s more to the abs than what you see in the mirror.

The idea is to train your abs in 3 dimensions to support it’s main roles : stabilization, rotation, resisting movement, and lending support simultaneously. You need to train ALL muscles in your core, including the lower back, through multiple planes of motion. So add exercises like core rotations, or diagonal woodchops to your routine and feel the difference.

MISTAKE #2 : No variety In Ab Training

Albert Einstein defined insanity as : “Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” This ties in with mistake #1, but furthermore, don’t keep doing the same movements, because different exercises provide slightly different stimulus, and keep enthusiasm high.

MISTAKE #3 : Your ab workouts are too long

Your ab workout should take 5 – 10 minutes. on top of a total body strength training session, or off – day conditioning workout. Keep your rest breaks short, and focus on exercise progression.

It’s unnecessary to do “abs workout classes”, or even spend a whole 30 minute workout doing ab – only exercises, especially if you’re looking to jump-start your fat loss.

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