5 Biggest Ab Day Mistakes
Make the most of your six-pack sculpting routine by avoiding these common training errors.
4. Not holding the peak contraction
Because the abdominals are postural and always at work throughout the day, it makes it that much harder to fatigue them via training. They’re naturally fatigue resistant, primarily made up of slow-twitch muscle fibers. That’s a good thing because we need them to have a ton of endurance to support us throughout the day, as well as in the gym. Because of that, you need to take advantage of each rep’s peak contraction, squeezing and holding for a full count rather than going through the motions doing speed reps. The better able you are at contracting the six-pack at the right time, the better they’ll respond to whatever stimulus (high rep/low weight or low rep/high weight) you apply to them.