Having nice, cut, flat abs is the goal for many people today. Men have a desire to achieve a six pack and women have the desire to gain a flat stomach. Unfortunately, many people are going about getting cut abs by making huge mistakes.
One big mistake that people are making is that they are not intensifying their workouts over a period of time. When someone is starting out in a new workout routine, it is wise to take it slow. Push your body so you are getting a good workout but, not so hard so that you are paying for it the next day. For instance it is like when someone chooses to do a cardio workout by walking.
Over time of doing the dame walking pace, they are not going to see the results they want. In order to continue to see results, the workout has to be intensified over time. Start by walking then eventually, starts jogging then running. Or walk faster or longer. It is the same thing with ab workouts. Start off with a certain amount of crunches and as you continue with the exercise over time, add more crunches to your routine.
Another mistake people are making in their ab workouts is that they are not doing the exercises correctly. Ab exercises are supposed to target our abs. Some people are using their leg strength or their necks to perform the exercise. This only leads to neck pain. Lay your hand on your abs as you perform the exercise slowly for the first time. You should be able to feel your ab muscles being used. You can then learn how to target those muscles as your go through your ab workout.
Another thing that will help you in your ab workout is to brace your abs before each exercise as if someone is going to punch you in the stomach. This will protect your back as well as target your abs. Plus, if you use this technique in other exercises that are not necessarily targeting you abs, your abs will be getting a workout anyway. Another way to protect your back is to stay away from exercises that will cause you to bend over or round your back. This might lead to a back injury.
Crunches today are no longer preformed like they used to be. We have laid aside the lifting your full torso off the floor in order for your chest to hit your knees. There are several different types of crunches do in a variety of ways that can be done without injury and will target the ab muscles that will give you sexy abs.
By avoiding these simple mistakes with you ab workout routine, you will be able to double the effectiveness of you ab workouts. Along with simple ab exercises, add interval training and resistance training to your routine. You will quickly be on the road to getting the flat stomach and sexy abs that you have always dreamed about having.