Ab Exercise Videos
Clarifying the Myths
& Misconceptions before watching the Ab Exercise Videos
First and Foremost, Neither these Nor Any Abdominal Exercises will Burn
off your Belly Fat!
Since the most common reason for performing abdominal
exercises is exactly this, it is important to get this out of the way. If
you are overweight and want to reveal your six-pack which lies underneath your
fat, you're likely going to be better off spending your time performing
cardiovascular exercises with hopes
of creating the necessary caloric deficit for fat burning.
Secondly, The 'abs' are a Single Muscle!
which needs to be cleared up is the belief that there are upper and lower ab
muscles. The 'abdominals' refers to the
rectus abdominis which is a single muscle. Although there is a separate page
for lower ab exercise videos
most of these ab exercise videos on either page work the upper abs as well as
the lower abs and hip flexors.
The fat burning myths aside, abdominal exercises have a place in most
everybody's workout programs. In addition to improving the overall quality
of your health, strengthening the abdominals is essential training for most
How to use the Free
Ab Exercise Videos
There are many exercise possibilities for each body part and the abdominals
are no exception. You can use any of these exercises by itself or in
combination with other abdominal and core
exercises to help strengthen your mid- section.
How many Ab Exercises to Do?
This is the most common question about abdominal exercises and there is
really no concrete answer. In general, the rectus abdominis and other core
muscles are slow-twitch (type I) muscle fibers which means they are highly
resistant to fatigue. Since they are highly resistant to fatigue it makes
more sense to perform sets of high repetitions
when performing abdominal exercises.
When to Perform Ab Exercises?
Some people have training splits
that have them to devote a complete workout to abdominals while others perform
them from time-to-time. If you are training other muscles on the same days
as your abdominals you can either use the exercises in these ab exercise videos
at the beginning or end of your workout as well as doing them in between sets of
Being a postural muscle, the abdominals tend to recover quicker than other
muscle groups which allow most people to work abdominals many times per week
although some prefer to use heavier resistance or advanced progressions and
perform them less often.