If you want to build your abs you need to avoid the following training mistakes:
1. Starting With Ab Exercises
While you are interested in exercising your Abs, you should not make the mistake of exercising them early in the workout. This is because they are the ones that protect your spine when you are engaging in other exercises such as squats.
To be on the safe side, you should start your workout with other exercises and then do the ab exercises at the end.
2. Working Out in Only One Angle
When exercising you should remember that your core is made up of different types of muscles such as: oblique, rectus abdominis, transverses abdominis, and erector spinae. These muscles have fibers that run in different directions and require to be exercised from different angles.
If you are fit enough, the best movements that you can use to exercise all the muscles at once is the windshield wipers. If you are not fit enough and you can’t do the windshield wipers, you should engage in a number of poses. Some of the best poses to engage in are: seated twists, side bends, planks, crunches, and hyperextensions.
3. Not Taking a Break
When it comes to ab training, the more you exercise does not necessarily mean the more results you get. In fact, exercising too much exposes you to injuries.
For ideal results and to avoid injuries, you should ensure that you take a break in your exercises. According to experts, you should exercise your abs for 2-3 days in a week. As rule of thumb you should ensure that the days are nonconsecutive.
4. Avoiding Cardio Exercises
Regardless of how long you engage in ab exercises you can’t see any results if there is fat covering your abs. The best way of burning the fat is by engaging in cardiovascular exercises.
Some of the best exercises that you should engage in are: jogging, cycling, running, and swimming. For ideal results, you should engage in 30 minutes of cardio exercises every day.
5. Failing to Take the Right Diet
In addition to engaging in vigorous exercises and doing ab exercises, you need to eat the right diet. Here you need to avoid foods rich in fats. To build muscles, you should take plenty of foods rich in proteins. You also need to drink plenty of water.
These are some of the most common ab training mistakes you should avoid. If you didn’t know, now you know. See you in the gym!