Rock Hard Abs
Let These Common Myths About Abs Keep You From The Physique You Truly
Strength. Stamina. These are just a few adjectives that
spring to mind when we walk past someone who really ahs it going on in
the physique department. If you're a man who has seen countless
muscular men over the years, there's one area that you're probably
interested in above all others: the abs.
There's a good reason for this. From a biological standpoint, it's a
strong marker of good health. And let's face it, women want healthy
guys to be with. So if you want the best women to really get interested
in you, raising the bar in the fitness department wouldn't be a bad
Another good reason is your overall health and longevity. Reducing that
excess weight around the belly will help to prevent many illnesses like
heart disease and will help to keep your back and body strong.
The trouble with trying to raise your fitness profile is that there's
just so much bad information going around.
Just as the world of women’s fitness used to spread the myth
that lifting weights will make you too bulky and unappealing (which is
very much not true at all, but that's another guide for another day),
there are myths when it comes to building
rock hard abs. Let's cover some right now.
The biggest myth that immediately comes to mind is that sleep and
recovery are overrated. To build muscle and lose excess weight or
maintain your ideal weight, recovery time and adequate sleep are
If you really want to be a "hardbody", you're
going to need to train constantly to get the abs that you want. Like
anything in life, everything must be done in moderation. Unfortunately,
it becomes a game between guys to see who can cram in
enough workouts every week before they pass out. The trouble with this
myth is that you can really injure yourself. When you push past your
limits, you will find that injury is almost a certainty.
Is it possible to raise your limits gradually over time and grow your
muscles at the same time? Absolutely. The trouble comes when people
immediately think on Day One that they’re supposed to have
rock hard, washboard abs.
Building abs is going to take time and overtraining is only going to
delay you. So when you really think about it, time isn't the enemy here
-- overtraining is.
Another myth that seems to be going strong is the idea that there's a
time limit for creating abs in the first place. So if you’re
relatively young, it's okay to build the abs that you want.
However, if you're in your 40's or even 50's (or older!) you will not
be able to get the abs that you want. That's just not the case at all.
There are many, many people who have maintained a stunning physique
virtually their entire lives, even when they didn't start early.
Jack LaLanne was very active, even in his 90's. So there's no reason to
think that you won't be able to do the same things.
Don’t Forget This Myth
Let's not forget the myth that says that you have to only focus on the
abs in terms of your workouts. Folks, if people only had to focus on
the abs for their whole fitness career, they would be bored out of
We get it - you want powerful, rock hard abs. But the entire body is a
system, and it's not a system where you can just drill one part until
you get it where you want it.
No, if you're really interested in getting a better body all over,
you’re going to have to make sure that you train the body as
Split your workouts into compound movements with weights or even
isolation exercises on various days. You will find that at the end of
it, you will not only just have great abs
-- but you'll have a great body as well!