Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with all those products out there that are supposedly the best thing that you could possibly do for your abs workouts?
Lately there have been so many different products from those belly fat burning pills to those funny look abs workout contraptions promising to burn that fat from your midsection with the least amount of work possible on your part.
I know that the majority of us want that toned and flat tummy but are all these products really the answer? Before you are able to get the best results possible, there are a few myths I need to debunk in order for you to become effective with your tummy toning routines.
Myth #1: You must do as many crunches you can do every day.
By doing 100’s of crunches a day, you are not going to get toned abs any faster than focusing on a few different abs workout routines. There is no such thing as being able to spot train to burn fat. In order to tone your abs, focus on doing a few core exercises correctly 8-15 times each and you will see results. You can get great abs without a single crunch. There are tons of different abs exercises you can choose from to target your abs muscles.
Myth #2: Form is not as important as the number of times you do the exercise.
Like I mentioned in the above myth, it is not about the number of times you do the exercise. If you have correct form while doing the exercises, and you perform the exercise 8-15 times, you will get
better results than if you did hundreds of crunches. In order to get a great core workout, be sure to pull your navel towards your spine as you go through each exercise to engage more muscle fibers and giving you a more effective workout. If you aren’t feeling much with your core workout, chances are you do not have correct form.
Myth #3: Belly Fat Burning products are the key to getting that toned stomach.
There has been no reliable research that indicates fat burn can be targeted by taking a pill or eating certain foods. Getting great abs takes a little bit of work and cannot be done by eating a few key
foods or popping a pill. If someone says otherwise, chances are they are trying to sell you something.
Myth #4: If you want to burn fat on your stomach, you must do core exercises.
Many people want to get rid of the fat around their midsection and try to do more core exercises thinking that is the key. Truthfully, to burn fat, you cannot target the certain areas. You must engage in
cardio workouts that burn calories and fat during your workout. Don’t skip the abs workouts because it still is beneficial with the fat burning process. When you do more strength training, you increase your metabolism which in turns increases your body’s ability to burn more fat. So mix cardio and strength training exercises into your workout routine.
Myth #5: You must use one of those abs gadgets that just hit the market to get the best results.
There is no magic piece of equipment out there to get amazing abs. It takes work! Instead of looking for the next best gadget out there, find a great core routine you can do either at home or at the gym and do it! Use great form and you have all you need to get great looking abs!
The key to shrinking your stomach and getting those abs you desire is to do a mixture of workouts and avoid those too-good-to-be-true belly burner products. Your plan for getting the flat stomach is to mix cardio exercises to target the calorie burn and a circuit of strength training exercises that work all your muscle groups, not just your abs. When you focus on losing weight through the calorie burn involved with cardio and mix in strength training, you rev up your metabolism and will not only get great abs, but a great healthy and toned overall physique.
What do you think of these myths up there? Is there one that surprised you for making the myth list? Leave me a comment below and let me know!