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How many times have you spent the last half of your workout on the special ab machine at the gym or doing countless sit-ups only to see no results? You’ve done every ab workout that you’ve heard of, all to no avail and getting that ever elusive six pack that you’ve been wanting to show off in your new swim suit? Here are 3 “Six pack” myths that may be holding you back.
Myth 1.You need to do a lot of ab exercises. The reason this is a myth is because you can get away with doing a relatively few ab exercises and still see massive results. My abdominal exercises at the most last 25 minutes (but most lasting around 15 minutes) and I see tremendous results.
Myth 2. You need to do ab exercises everyday. False. Abs do not need to be worked any more than any other part of the body. You don’t do chest and back exercises everyday do you? You don’t do quad and hamstring exercises everyday do you? Then you shouldn’t do ab exercises everyday either---it results in overtraining. Your muscles (even your abs) need time to recuperate and grow. The most I train my abs is three days a week after my strength training workouts.
Myth 3. The ab crunch is still the best ab exercise. The reason this is false is because there are so many other exercises out there that can do the job! I’ve done complete ab workouts that don’t include a single crunch---it’s all done either standing up or sitting on a mat---and it works your abs like crazy.
Bryan Akers is a Beachbody Coach and has been enjoying working part-time with individuals at all fitness levels achieve their goals through a variety of at-home workout routines and programs. For more information be sure to check out his website and stay up-to-date on his latest projects.