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3 Abs Workout Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Copyright (c) 2008 Ed Scow

I have logged thousands of personal training sessions over my career and everybody wants to know more about abs workouts and abs exercises.

My clients want to know how to lose stomach fat and get a six-pack, or at the very least they just want to lose stomach fat so they have a firm abs that look good in their clothes (and naked).

I can’t blame them. Who doesn’t want a nice looking midsection? Who doesn’t want to get firm abs or get lean enough they can say they have a six-pack.

The problem is that 99% of them all have the same misconceptions about abs workouts and abs exercises and how to really lose stomach fat and get firm abs.

I’ve narrowed down the mistakes, myths and misconceptions surrounding abs workouts and abs exercises to my top 3.

These 3 abs workout mistakes are made by just about everyone I’ve ever trained, designed a program for, or consulted.

Are you making these same mistakes?

1) Spending too much time doing crunches – I’m just going to come right out and say it…you don’t need to do crunches to get six pack abs and you sure as heck don’t need to do crunches to lose stomach fat or even get a firm abs.

Crunches simply don’t work enough muscle and don’t burn enough fat calories to be thought of as a worthwhile exercise in order to lose stomach fat, let alone get firm abs or a six-pack.

Spending 20 minutes a day doing hundreds (or thousands) of crunches is like electing Big Bird or Elmo president.

Sure they may sound good and have all the answers, but it just doesn’t make much sense electing a puppet to such a high office (sorry, that was my attempt at a joke).

Doing hundreds, or even thousands, of crunches will strengthen your abdomen, that’s for sure, but what does it matter if you still have a layer of flabby goo covering up all the hard work?

Instead you need to focus on full body workouts and full body abs exercises in order to lose stomach fat fast and get the firm, toned stomach or six pack abs you’re after.

Take for instance this abs workout, using only full body abs exercises, I designed for a client. Do this mini-circuit before your regular workout, when you’re still fresh, so you can really hit your abs hard.

1A) Dumbbell Overhead Squat – 10 reps
1B) Mountain Climbers – 30 seconds
1C) Reverse Plank – 30 seconds

Do that in a circuit format, resting 20 seconds after the final exercise before repeating it again 2 or 3 times. Do that for a few week and you’ll definitely see a difference in your abs and you will lose stomach fat.

2) Throwing all your hard work out the door by eating poorly – What good does it do to work so hard in your fat loss workouts only to come home, or leave your home gym, and eat junk?

What sense does it make that after all your hard work, you ruin it with poor eating habits on a daily basis? This is quite possibly one of the dumbest things you could do. I don’t mean to be rude, I’m just trying to put it bluntly.

If you want to lose stomach fat and get firm abs, or even six-pack abs, you need to clean up your diet and stop eating so poorly. You need to quit eating processed junk found in boxes and bags like crackers and chips, stop eating things like bagels and processed breads and start eating more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, nuts, legumes and healthy fats.

You also need to start eating multiple times throughout the day, and this especially means eating breakfast. It also means cutting out the late night snacking and cutting down on alcohol.

You know what to cut out, so do it.

Remember what your goals are. You want to lose stomach fat and you want to get firm abs. Eat like it!

3) Not actively flexing, or bracing, your abdominals in every exercise – It’s sad that I have to say this, but all too often, people don’t actively flex their abdominals while doing an abs exercise.

I don’t know why. You’d think that because you’re doing an abs exercise that you’d be flexing your abs hard every repetition, but too many people just go through the motions and to way too fast.

You need to slow down and actively flex your abdominals when you’re doing an abs exercise. And for every exercise that’s not an abs exercise, you need to brace them like somebody is about to punch you in the stomach.

Doing so will ensure that you learn to “control” your abs and make sure that when you do lose stomach fat that you’ll have a defined and toned midsection worthy of praise.

I also want you to think of it this way…every exercise should be an abs exercise. If you brace your abs during every single exercise in your fat loss workout, you’ll essentially turn every single exercise into an abs exercise. Doing a chest press, brace your abs. Doing a lunge, brace your abs. Every single exercise you do, whether you’re working your abs specifically or not, should be turned into an abs exercise.

If you stop making these vital abs workout and abs exercise mistakes, and start doing full body workouts with full body abs exercises, I guarantee that you’ll begin to lose stomach fat and get firm abs (and maybe even that sought after six-pack) in no time.

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Lower Body Workout Exercises : Hip Exercises


Burn fat and build muscle with hip exercises;find lower body exercises to develop tighter legs, glutes, and toned muscle in this free video. Expert: Jeanette Stojcevski Bio: Jeannette Stojcevski has been an avid runner for over 15 years. Her track career started in middle school and spans through college. Filmmaker: Nili Nathan … lower body burn fat exercises workout hips glutes sexy butt legs tone thighs

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The Best Way To Lose Abs Fat

Many people ask the question of “What is the best ab exercise to lose ab fat?” or “What if the best pill for losing belly fat?” again and again.

In fact, training abs directly or eating pills alone can not really lose your belly fat as you wish, because this can not cause much of a metabolic or fat burning hormonal response.

Most people with stubborn belly fat ask this kind of questions seem to find some miracle ab exercises or pills to lose their excess belly fat in no time. They are going the entirely wrong way!. Most of these direct abs training exercises are wasting your time from doing the correct things that will actually lose your stomach fat for good.

Unfortunately, pumping away with hundreds of reps of various crunches, leg raises and twisting exercises does NOT cause much of a metabolic or fat burning hormonal response. Meanwhile, all of that wasted time directly training the abs could have been better spent on a properly designed full body workout program that would elicit a much better metabolic response and increase the fat-burning hormone levels in their body as well.

A certain amount of direct abs training exercises are only a small section of a properly designed full body workout program. The way you combine those full body exercises into a strategic workout that maximizes your metabolism is very important.

Another important thing for ab fat loss is proper nutrition. If your diet is full of junk food, your abs will be covered with stubborn fat, no matter how hard you exercise.

Get enough quality protein in the daily diet. Think fiber like vegetables, fruits and high fiber unrefined grains. Don’t be afraid to eat fat. This can negatively affect hormone levels in your body. Avoid artificial trans fats from margarines, shortening and hydrogenated oils that are in most processed foods and deep friend foods.

Properly designed full body training programs, couple with a proper healthy diet, You will lose your belly fat in no time!
 
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Discover the 5 best ab exercises for women. Secrets to sexy female abs

Women wanting to look attractive and sexy are always looking for the best ab exercises so they can look good in a bikini on the beach or just wearing skimpy summer outfits. The abs are the center of the body and eyes are drawn naturally to this area. A firm trimmed midsection besides looking very appealing says a lot about the lifestyle and fitness of the person. You carn’t just buy  a beautiful midsection the same way you buy beautiful clothes, you have to earn them with determination and discipline.

Diet and the food you eat are part of the program to obtain beautiful abs, as the fat has to be stripped away to reveal the toned midsection beneath. Replacing junk food with fresh healthy foods not only helps in the fat burning process but enhances the health of the individual. Abdominal exercises themselves are also employed to tone and firm up the abs.All round body exercises are also utilised to develop core strenght and firm the entire body. Cardio exercises need to be aded in order to speed up the metabolism and burn excess belly fat.

5 of the best ab exercises for women are.

1)  Crunches,  still one of the best ab exersises known to both men and women. No need for fancy equipment they can be performed anywhere.

2)  Leg raises, performed in a variety of ways (lying, seated, hanging)they are one of the best ab exercises employed by fitness trainers to professional bodybuilder and
athletes.

3)  Star jumps, Performed vigorously and quickly are not only a good warm up exercise for an ab workout but will provide a good cardio workout burning belly fat fast

4) Hula Hoops,  another excellent ab exercise for women.Using a weighted hoop for added resistance they can be performed while watching TV or a DVD, a 10 -20 minute ab workout while you would normally be seated and having you mind occupied while exercising passes the time quickly.

5) Step ups, again another best ab exercise for women that can be done anywhere
including watching the TV, tones and firm the hips and mid section as well as developing the shape of the legs, they are also excellent as a fat burning exercise.

Chris Deltise has over 20 years experience as a trainer in many Gyms throughout Europe and

the UK.
Learn how you can melt away the fat and develop beautiful sexy flat abs in the

shortest time possible.

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Lower Body Workout Exercises : The Squat Jump Exercise


Try squat jumps to build muscle and burn fat;find lower body exercises to develop tighter legs, glutes, and toned muscle in this free video. Expert: Jeanette Stojcevski Bio: Jeannette Stojcevski has been an avid runner for over 15 years. Her track career started in middle school and spans through college. Filmmaker: Nili Nathan … lower body burn fat exercises workout hips glutes sexy butt legs tone thighs

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