Develop Your 6 Pack Without Causing Injury

Dreaming of having tight, six-pack abs that turn heads?

If so, exercising is a key component to your chiseled abs. Be careful though, overdoing it can cause injury, bulk up muscles you want looking lean, and might sideline plans to lose weight while improving muscle tone and strength. I often see people focusing too much on their abs. This will lead to your frustration! Avoid overworking the abs and use a smarter, more controlled routine for crafting the desired look you seek.

For those of you who are serious about developing six-pack abs or at least toning these muscles and improving appearance, there are some tips that can make all the difference in the world. Here’s some sound advice for toning the abs without going overboard and causing injury.

Create a Workout Plan That Utilizes Your Entire Body

Chances are the abs aren’t the only muscles that need a little attention. To make sure the whole body gets the workout it needs, start out by talking with your physician. Just get an initial checkup to make sure working out is advised and at what level serves you best. After that, consider working with a fitness trainer that can help craft a routine that incorporates some serious abdominal exercise. A trainer will help make sure that other muscles are covered during regular workouts, too.  This is very important because most people have very unbalanced workout routines.

Don’t Overdo Your Abs

While it’s hard to resist working out the abs every day when a tighter, trimmer, more muscled figure is desired, avoid doing this. Listen to your trainer and only do abdominal workouts about two to three times a week. When the abs are overworked, imbalances and injuries can occur.

Sticking to your workout schedule which develops your abs safely while also concentrating on your other major muscle groups is much more likely to produce the results that enhance your entire body. Your glutes, quadriceps, and lattisimus dorsi (back) will produces amazing results in comparison to your tiny abdominal musculature. You want more bang for your buck right?

Other Considerations

When strong, attractive abs are your end goal, it’s important to remember that exercise isn’t the only ingredient that goes into making your six-pack look. Diet or rather your food intake is also a crucial consideration for toning and trimming the body. Diets will fail you but supportive nutrition will last a lifetime!

Be sure to support exercise with a well-rounded, healthy nutritional approach. As muscles are being developed, they will need proper fuel. Supportive nutrition offers the right amount of calories which can also promote weight loss as abdominal exercises do their trick. Most people desire to lean their midsection out while not building bulk.

While it’s fine to target the abs as a gauge for the effectiveness of an overall workout routine, it’s not a good idea to overwork them. Avoid injury by playing it safe and only working out these muscles two to three times a week. No one needs to work out 7 days a week! You get stronger and rebuild your body when you incorporate rest days and focus on your supportive nutrition.

Here is your ab video that will build your core from the inside out. Remember all these exercises may not be appropriate for beginner and injury prone individuals. The best advice I can share with you is to take advantage of your FREE coaching session and learn more about how you can achieve serious and fast results.

About the Author

Marin health and fitness expert, John Spongberg is the founder of Personal Training in Marin as well as an accomplished author, speaker and life coach. He is dedicated to helping people reach their optimum level of fitness, health and body satisfaction through a unique, comprehensive whole-person approach, customized to each client.

Mr. Spongberg creates a successful experience for individuals who are ready to take the next step to, once and for all, achieve the extraordinary health, vitality and body they’ve long been dreaming of. Your satisfaction is personally guaranteed 100% or your money back!

If you’re ready, you can reach Mr. Spongberg at (415) 322-7033 or visit his website at where you can download your free copy of his special health and fitness report, The Truth About Losing Weight

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