Stop doing countless crunches!

Stop doing countless crunches!
Stop doing countless crunches!

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One of the most important goal of every person who works out is to build a nice lean abdomen. Striving to do that people put all their effort and dedication in this direction. And of course most of them fail. But why?

The answer is simple: Because they have a wrong approach! One of the biggest myths in fitness is that if you want a 6 pack you’ll have to do countless abs exercises. Because of that wrong thinking all kinds of belts, “butterflies” and other strange devices and gadgets are constantly coming out on the market, and to be honest, these are money down the drain.

Even if you do tens, hundreds, thousands of crunches you won’t build the perfect abs. Why? Because the abdomen is like every other skeletal muscle. When you do too much reps every day your abs overload. Imagine training your biceps with a 100 reps a day. What the result would be? A loose and limp muscle. If you continue to do so you’ll most likely get chronic overload of the abdomen.

The paradox is, believe it or not, you already have the abs you dream of! The problem is all these muscles are covered with fat (subcutaneous fat). Doing the proper exercises you’ll develop your abs but the most important thing for a lean belly (and for your health in general) is to get rid of subcutaneous fat.

Even if you do a thousand crunches your organism will likely head for more easily available energy sources (glucose in blood, glycogen in the muscles and liver, triglycerides in the blood flow). Not until you organize your diet and fitness program right your body will start to draws energy from fat.

Your mistake is the more crunches you do the more you burn your abdomen muscles. In other words, even if you lose the fat you would no longer have abs, because the muscle would have been burnt.

How to approach the problem?

Страхил Иванов

One of the most important goal of every person who works out is to build a nice lean abdomen. Striving to do that people put all their effort and dedication in this direction. And of course most of them fail. But why?

The answer is simple: Because they have a wrong approach! One of the biggest myths in fitness is that if you want a 6 pack you’ll have to do countless abs exercises. Because of that wrong thinking all kinds of belts, “butterflies” and other strange devices and gadgets are constantly coming out on the market, and to be honest, these are money down the drain.

Even if you do tens, hundreds, thousands of crunches you won’t build the perfect abs. Why? Because the abdomen is like every other skeletal muscle. When you do too much reps every day your abs overload. Imagine training your biceps with a 100 reps a day. What the result would be? A loose and limp muscle. If you continue to do so you’ll most likely get chronic overload of the abdomen.

The paradox is, believe it or not, you already have the abs you dream of! The problem is all these muscles are covered with fat (subcutaneous fat). Doing the proper exercises you’ll develop your abs but the most important thing for a lean belly (and for your health in general) is to get rid of subcutaneous fat.

Even if you do a thousand crunches your organism will likely head for more easily available energy sources (glucose in blood, glycogen in the muscles and liver, triglycerides in the blood flow). Not until you organize your diet and fitness program right your body will start to draws energy from fat.

Your mistake is the more crunches you do the more you burn your abdomen muscles. In other words, even if you lose the fat you would no longer have abs, because the muscle would have been burnt.

Strahil Ivanov

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