Six pack abs – They make women want you and men envy you. You know that you would LOVE to have a 6-pack – but you’ve probably given up because it seems way to difficult..
There’s good news though – The reason most people fail in their 6-pack quest is because they followed outdated, misleading and even harmful advice. When you learn the correct ideas on how to fulfill your 6-pack quest, rippling abs will be easily in your reach.
Here are the 10 most dangerous mistakes men make when it comes to getting 6 pack abs. Making even one of these common errors can undo much of your hard work and, if you’re doing 3-4 or more of them, may even totally kill your chances and you’ll never get them at all. If you can avoid these mistakes then getting abs will be much easier, and you’ll start seeing abdominal definition faster than you can believe.
Mistake #1 – Doing sit ups and crunches to get a six-pack.
The biggest mistake that I see in almost every gym I’ve been to is watching people do endless ab exercises one after another in hopes of getting a flatter stomach. Ab exercises only build the ab muscles — they don’t get rid of fat that’s covering it. In fact, doing too many ab exercises actually has a negative effect when it comes to slimming your waistline.
Think about it…when you do a lot of resistance exercises for your arms, they get bigger right? Well guess what — if you do that for your abs they will respond the same way. When you work on your abs too much, the muscle gets really big and bulgy and actually makes your waist BIGGER. Now you have a bigger waistline than when you first started because of the larger ab muscles, plus the fat is still there covering any visibility of a six-pack.
The only way to get rid of fat on our stomach is to allow our body to convert it into energy and use it. Doing crunches and sit ups is not intense enough for our bodies to have to break down fat because the abdominal muscle so small compared to using a larger muscle group like our legs. You need concentrate on burning the fat before you start building up abdominal muscle – otherwise you’re just bulking up your beer gut.
Mistake# 2 – Doing cardio
Cardio only burns calories when you’re doing it, is doesn’t burn when your heart rate is not elevated. Think about the last time you did any type of cardio exercise. Your heart rate and body temperature was increased and when stopped they went back to normal.
Even if you did cardio 30 min a day 7 days a week, there’s 24 hours in a day so what are you burning the other 23.5 hours? Not too much, because it was a lot, you would be lean by now. Throughout the remainder of the day its …