Abs Exercise and Fat Reducing Errors That Must be Avoided!

By: Erik Fuller

If you are interested in knowing some of the things that are leaving your abdominal exercises and your fat loss efforts in the wrong, you may be interested in reading this article. In this article we are going to discuss the myths of abdominal workouts, and other related fitness mistakes in this topic. A lot of people want to know where most go wrong when it comes to abdominal training. The amazing thing is in their expedition to six-pack abs, the main mistake people make is wasting too much time focusing directly on all these different abs-specific workouts.

The person tries so hard to get the abdominal six-pack to show. They do all these various crunches, sit-ups, twisting workouts, etc. With all the time that has just been wasted directly focusing on the abs, they could have been doing a well-designed full body exercise instead. The fully body workout would give you a much greater metabolic reaction. In the end the most important part of these abdominal strategies is to make the abs visible. The chances of this happening with the above listed exercises does not cause as much of a metabolic reaction towards the body, leaving you with completely wasted time and effort.

The lesson learned is that try to get a full body workout plan, other than focusing directly on certain workouts. If you look at people who run a lot, they often have great abs because they are getting a full body workout when running, not to mention other things like sports. Hockey, Football, Cross Country skiing... you name it! As long as your getting a full body workout you are going to have a greater chance having visible abdominals.

A lot of people also wonder about gender differences; is there a gender difference when it comes to abdominal training? Well most woman are afraid of most weight training other than lightweights. Its not very good to be afraid of weights if your looking to have control of your body fat for life. The goal is to maximize the lean muscles, you also want to work those muscles through intense resistance workouts as often as you can. Woman who are afraid of "bulking up" understand that strength training with heavier weights will not do this as long as your calorie intake is stable.

Training with heavier weights is probably the most effective workout if you're looking for losing body fat, and staying lean at all times. It's not uncommon to see most women and men spending way too much time with their cardio exercises. It's not necessary, and the way to combine high intense resistance training into this to just do a "full body workout".

With all the controversy about sit-ups, I hope I can give you some valuable advice. I don't think they are necessary. There are many more exercises with greater results out there, sit-ups should only be done on the occasion, but don't waste your time with them.

I have mentioned a lot about this "full body workout" but I have not given many examples, other than mentioning something athletic. The entire core of your body needs to be worked out, then once you have some abdominal strength, stay away from those exercises that can last you through 50-100 reps without any exhaustion. An example of a high resistance exercise would be hanging leg raises. It's funny because people who have been doing hundreds of these crunches, sit-ups etc. can only do a few of these. We also don't want to avoid rotational movements. These movements create more resistance, and a better workout. The main answer to the title of the topic would be to avoid the easy stuff, push yourself, and you will see greater results! Higher resistance is the key.

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