Everybody has abs. yes, you heard it right, you have abs! But deep down under the layers of fat. You might think that you need to work out each day and go on a strict if you want your abs to come out of hiding. Is that really how you get abs?
No! here are some things to avoid which you might be doing if you want to get abs.
1. CRUNCH, CRUNCH, AND CRUNCH
Crunches and Sit-ups really do help build a strong core but beginners or even advanced level people sometimes perform them incorrectly. Some weak parts of the body like back, hips, shoulders that make this exercise ineffective and a waste of time. Also if you have layers of fat on your abs, doing crunches won’t help. First, you need to get rid of the fat.
Protip: it’s best to engage your entire body in compound movements like Squats, Lunges, or Burpees to lose fat. Additionally, plank-based exercises like Push-ups and High Plank Knee-to-Elbow are way better fat burners than any isolation exercise for the abs.
2. TRAINING YOUR CORE EVERYDAY
Just like any other muscle in your body, your abs need a break too! That doesn’t mean you can’t activate your core muscles during your warm-up with but you shouldn’t train them every day.
Protip: Instead of training your abs every single day, do our HIIT Lean workout to burn more fat and reveal those abs sooner.
3. CRASH DIETING
Just remember these golden words, If something promises fast weight loss, you can almost guarantee that you will regain fast.
Slow and steady always wins the race. Getting in shape and losing weight takes time. Reduce your daily calorie intake and focus on improving your diet slowly and keep it healthy.
ProTip: start by quitting sugar and dairy and avoiding packed “healthy foods”
4. IGNORING THE NUTRITION
Abs are made in the kitchen, so you need to be mindful of what you are eating. Even if you’re exercising 3-5 times a week, you will not get abs if your diet is messed up. The main reason that you are not able to lose body fat, can be due to the fact that you’re eating too much but also that you’re not eating enough!
Protip: Start tracking your food. Measure everything you eat and drink.
5. DOING THE SAME WORKOUT FOR 6 WEEKS
Your body gets adapted to the workout you have been doing from the past 6 weeks and therefore stop showing the results.
ProTip: get a custom training plan or keep changing your workout routine on a regular basis.
6. REGULAR BOOZE
Alcohol is not a big issue when it comes to staying fit but It’s the food choices which tags along! Greasy burgers, Chinese van, hot dogs, or a big bag of chips. So not only are you getting more liquid calories than you need, but also overeating in a bad way in the end.
ProTip: read our blog Alcohol Choices To Stay Fit
Everyone has stress once in a while but it can lead to major issues when it becomes a part of your life. Stress is one of the major cause of obesity.
ProTip: Take some time out for yourself, go for a walk, meditate, write down your thoughts, paint and do whatever you find relaxing.
8. ONLY DOING LOW-INTENSITY CARDIO
As mentioned above you need to change and mix your workouts! When it comes to cardio don’t just go for low-intensity cardio, mix it up with HIIT. These both help in fat burning and make it easy to get that ab definition
9. WORKING OUT 7 DAYS A WEEK
If you are working out 7 days a week, there are 100% chances that your body will get tired. No matter how hard you are working out if you will not rest and don’t let your body recover, you will not get the desired results. The magic happens during your rest days and recovery, not during your workout. Working out can be good stress on your body, as long as you’re not overdoing it.
SO, HOW CAN YOU GET ABS AT HOME?
As can be made at home and at ParaFit Delivers Kitchen, but don’t expect it a magic wand! Take a closer look at your workout and dieting habits. Avoid these mistakes & make sure to include HIIT Lean in your workout schedule for faster results.