6 Packs Abs – The 3 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Success

by Ruth Johnson
Body builder champion posing in studio

Are you trying to lose weight in order to develop a 6 pack abs?

There is a great difference between trying to lose weight and trying to develop a 6 pack abs. However, developing a 6 pack abs involves losing body fat to a very low degree.

In the bid to lose weight you may eat and train to lose about 20 to 30 pounds weight daily. But for developing a 6 pack abs, you need to deliberately exercise to reduce your body fat to as low as 8% for men and 15% for women.

For you to lose weight, you need to look deeply into the things you ingest and make modifications where necessary.

For example, instead of taking alcohol, you may decide to go for a bottle of water or recommended sports drink.

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Or rather than settling for junks or fast food or snacks when you are hungry or on the highway, you may decide to take natural processed products like cashew nuts, plantain chips etc.

If your intention is to get the 6 pack abs, the procedure of attaining this goal is more thorough and detailed. You’d be required to take some specific healthy diet and embark on certain types of exercises.

Nevertheless, there are three different mistakes people make as they are striving to get their 6 packs abs.

We will be discussing these 3 biggest mistakes that may impair your effort to build your 6 pack abs.

Excessive Calorie Intake

Do you know that it is possible for you to carefully follow all these abs exercise or the many strenuous fat burning exercise and yet you would end up not getting your intended result?

Oh yes!! It is very possible simply because of the type and quantity of food you consume daily.

You can be following all the recommended exercise and yet unconsciously foiling your efforts with the number of calories or junks and alcohols that you consume.

These massive calories intake will impair all your effort to attain your dreamed 6 pack abs.

Close up of abs on a fit man

Even if you have no choice than to eat snacks, go for protein-rich meal. In short, your breakfast should be rich in proteinous foods like eggs, milk, cheese, etc..
However, do not take an excess of protein or overload your system with proteinous food. It is important to know that whenever you take protein rich foods, be reasonable and moderate.

It Is Not Just About Crunches and Abs Exercise

It is a statement of fact that crunches or sit-ups and abs exercise is very vital when it comes to building your 6 pack abs. This is because they all help in building a well-strengthened core which is a basic necessity in getting that abs of yours.

Although these crunches or abs exercises are essential for the development of your abs, it is important to know that these exercises cannot burn off your stored fat.

No matter the number of crunches or abs exercises you partake in, you cannot burn more calories or fat neither can you develop sufficient muscles.

There is a popular belief that you can reduce fat in a particular spot, which is otherwise known as spot reduction. This is nearly impossible because the fat stored in the body is uniformly distributed.

Your body does not store fat in one part of the body. So trying to reduce the fat in just one part of the body is nothing but a myth.

In essence, you should endeavour to discard this misconception that has made the work of many futile and face the fact.

To burn fat, do not depend strictly on crunches or abs exercises. Instead, include other high-intensity exercises like Cardio or sprinting to your regular abdominal exercises.

As you lose fat all over your body, you gradually develop a well – toned body. While the abdominal exercises give you your sexy 6 pack abs.

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Commercial deception

We make one common mistake whenever we come across commercials. There is this sudden urge in you when you see an equipment advert on something you have finding stressful to do.

But you forget to recognize the fact that these models on the advert were merely paid to advertise the equipment.

What I am trying to say is that if the Hollywood actor “The Rock” should advertise equipment for building 6 pack abs, it does not necessarily mean that “the Rock” achieved his 6 pack physique with the equipment.

He is just being paid to sell their product. So don’t make the mistake of being fooled into getting particular miraculous exercise equipment for building your packs.

The people you see out there that have successfully built their sexy 6 pack abs did not develop it in a day.

Rather they are people who have made exercise a habit and have also controlled their appetites to stick to a particular diet schedule.

All you need is discipline and commitment. Be focus and consistent doing the right thing you’d see the result after a while.

Body builder champion posing in studio

In Conclusion, these are the 3 major mistakes people make when trying to build their 6 pack abs. But notwithstanding, there are other factors like ambiguous repetitions.

How do I mean? Sometimes you may decide to do up to 200 crunches at once instead of doing simple 4 to 5 sets of crunches daily.
Let’s take for instance that you were able to do 200 crunches today, it is possible the next time you’d be fit to do another set of crunches maybe in about 2 week time.

This is irregular exercising and this act can impair your results. Because before you resume training in a week or 2 week time your body has weakened or stored more fat thereby invalidating your previous effort to burn fat.
To avoid these forms of irregularities, do moderate cycles of exercise and do this consistently every day.

It is vital for you to know that looking good with those sexy 6 packs abs does not come spontaneously and there are no short cuts than following the right rule.
Avoid these common mistakes and get back to the gym to develop those 6 packs of yours.

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