5 Biggest Ab Day Mistakes
Make the most of your six-pack sculpting routine by avoiding these common training errors.
5. Pulling through your quads
We’ve all done sit-ups and have heard they’re no good, but that’s only a half-truth. The problem with moves in which your feet are anchored, whether under a sofa or on a decline bench, is the tendency to pull through your hip flexors, a group of muscles that act to flex the femur (thigh bone) and pull the knee upward. To focus on your abs, you want to minimize the effect of the hip flexors. One way to do that is to consciously avoid contracting your quads when doing ab movements in which your feet are anchored.