Ab Exercise Videos
Clarifying the Myths
The first myth we are going to tackle is spot reduction. Fat cannot be burned
off your stomach directly. Abdominal exercises alone are not enough. To burn
off your belly fat you are going to need to get your diet in check.
It is important to get this myth out of the way because many people often
think that they can burn fat off their waist with abdominal exercises alone. If
you are overweight and want to reveal the six-pack which lies underneath the
fat, you're likely going to be better off spending your time performing cardiovascular exercises
in order to create 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 the ab exercise videos on
either page work the upper abs as well as the lower abs.
With these 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
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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 individually or in
combination with other abdominal and core
exercises to help strengthen your mid-section.
How Many Ab Exercises
Should I Perform?
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 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,
however, some prefer to use heavier resistance or advanced progressions and
perform them less often.