The 5 Biggest Ab Training Mistakes Most Bros Make
For most bros, attaining abs is a status symbol. It’s a serious endeavor that takes time and effort. And just being a 130lb bro who has abs doesn’t count, either. We’re talking about looking like you actually lift, and having abs to show off.
There’s no better feeling in this world than knowing you can take your shirt off at the pool, and then wash that shirt on your stomach when it gets dirty.
Unfortunately, there are a few rules that apply to ab training that bros fuck up at some point or another. Some of these are flat out myths, and others were rooted in a good idea that bros have taken too far. We’re here to set the record straight.
Here are the top 5 ab training mistakes most bros make.
- Thinking squats, deadlifts, and other compound movements are all you need.
This is a myth that has made its way around the Internet over the past few years. As the big 3 lifts and other compound movements have become in vogue, so has the idea that they’re all you need when it comes to training your abs.
Sure, big compound lifts provide plenty of stimuli to the abs. But if you’re looking to build a kickass 6 pack, then you’d be wise to get in some direct ab training. Direct ab training can do a fantastic job in helping make the abs “pop”. Something just compound lifts won’t give you.
- Training your abs every single day.
Training your abs every single day is a terrible idea if the goal is to build a badass set of abs. The abs, just like any other muscle group, need time to recover. Putting them through tough workout day after day is a terrible way to let them get the recovery they need to grow in strength and size.
Instead, shoot for 3-4 days of ab training that alternates between heavy, bodyweight, anti extension, and anti rotational work. The goal of the core is keep the body rigid and transfer energy, training it this way is a surefire way to build a badass core.