There are many different ab exercises that you can do to train your core. Whether you do sit-ups, crunches, or something else, the muscles in your abdomen respond best to regular training. Unfortunately, many people make common mistakes when doing ab exercises that hinder their efforts. If you want to get a strong core and see faster results from your ab training, avoid making these common mistakes.
1. Performing Incorrect Exercises
Every ab exercise isn’t meant to work your core muscles. Many people who want strong abs mistakenly perform crunches, leg raises, and abdominal bridges. The idea that if you want to build strong abdominal muscles, you should perform exercises that target them is wrong. You don’t want to just target the abdominals, but rather you need to perform exercises that work the entire core.
2. Incorporating A Lack Of Variety In Your Ab Workout Routine
There are numerous ab exercises to choose from, but you may find yourself repeating the same ones day after day if you’re not careful. The solution is to switch up your core workouts every couple of weeks to keep yourself interested. You may find it easier to maintain your interest in your ab workouts and see faster results if you do.
3. Using Poor Form Or Technique
The way to get the most out of your ab exercises is to maintain proper form. Whether you’re doing crunches or some other ab workout, you must maintain proper form. Additionally, if you’re performing crunches, you must contract your core muscles throughout the activity to derive the most benefit. If you don’t engage your core muscles, you won’t see results from your ab workouts.
Hey, I hope you are having a great Saturday.
I wanted to share a story with you that happened in Miami.
After a long day of fitness meetings, a number of us headed down to the hotel bar. I ordered Ricktini which I am famous for.
While I was enjoying my Ricktini and chatting with other fitness professionals from the group, I noticed a fellow in the corner who was part of the group but I only recognized his face. I didn’t know his name and I hadn’t been formally introduced to him yet. I noticed he had a drink and was surrounded by three very good-looking Miami women. It looked like they had a good conversation and a fun time.
After a few minutes, I looked at the mystery fitness professional guy and his new friends again. The next thing I noticed, the women were pulling up his shirt and touching his abdominal area. I laughed to myself and continued chatting with my colleagues.
Later in the evening, I got the chance to introduce myself to the mystery fitness professional. I found out that his name is Eric Allen and he’s an underwear model. I asked him what he was talking about with his three new lady friends. He told me that they discussed Common Mistakes When Doing ab training and what he does in order to have abs all year round. We ended up talking about ab training and he shared with me the three common mistakes that people make when doing ab training.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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