Over the years, many “myths” or half-baked truths have been rumoring around. Most people are confused by different opinions from different experts. The lightening speed of internet and social media makes it even worse.
"I'm sick and tiring of hearing about these myths or half-based truth over and over - from my friends, clients and the media," says Carey Yang, Carey Yang, a certified personal trainer and fitness expert in New Jersey.
Yang is the owner and master personal trainer at Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC — a leading in-home personal training and weight-loss management company serving and helping clients in Morris County, Sussex County, Passaic County, Essex County and Somerset County areas in New Jersey.
"Each of the following myths have some merit. They become a myth when an unethical fitness professional or expert takes a narrow perspective in order to stir up controversy in an effort to get you to buy their hyped up fat loss program," Yang says. "It’s about time to cut through the chase and set the record straight."
Myth #1: Abs Are Made In The Kitchen
It’s important to watch what you eat and how much you eat in the kitchen. You simply can’t out-train a lousy diet to build muscles, lose fat and sculpt 6 pack abs.
However, I have been many scrawny men or skinny women dieting down to low percent of body fat and still don’t have abs that pop out.
So if you want to develop eye catching abs that really stand out, you still need to train your abs and work them hard in addition to following an effective diet.
Myth #2: Crunches Are Bad For Your Back
Unfortunately most people do the crunches wrong and strain their necks and back. They conclude that crunches are useless and bad for their back.
Performed properly, crunches or curl-ups are effective exercise to directly work on your abdominal muscles. Abs – short for “rectus abdominis” – is designed to flex for spinal flexion movement.
Performing crunching movements with proper form is the best way to fully develop them. Floor crunches, stability ball crunches, cable crunches, and double crunch are all great exercises for developing your abs.
Myth #3: You Can’t Train Your Lower Abs
Some fitness trainers argue that you can’t work your lower abs, because the Rectus Abdominis is one long muscle. It’s only partially true. Just like any muscle-building exercise, you can put more emphasis on certain part of the muscle by performing the exercise in different angle and range of motion.
The key here is “emphasis”
Hanging Knee Raises, Reverse Crunches, and the Jackknife among several other exercises place extra emphasis on the lower abdominal muscles. Basically any exercise where the movement involves tilting your pelvis up toward your chest, will place extra emphasis on the lower section of your abs.
The word “emphasis”
If you want to sculpt a sexy set of six pack abs while developing a strong core and look your best, you must follow a strategically designed workout program that includes functional exercises, crunching movements that emphasize the upper and mid section of the Rectus Abdominis, crunching movements that emphasize the lower section of the Rectus Abdominins, and exercises that work the Transverse Abdominals and Obliques.
In a final word, remember, your diet is equally important as your abs training routine.
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About C. Carey Yang and Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC
C. Carey Yang, Your Dream Body WorkoutXpert (TM), is a certified personal trainer and fitness boot camp instructor based in Morris County, New Jersey. He provides in-home personal fitness training, backyard boot camp, wellness and lifestyle coaching, and fitness and weight-management seminar. He specializes in helping busy, working professionals who want safe, effective workouts with maximum results in minimum time. Yang is the creator of the 6-Step Dream Body Blueprint (TM) Body Transformation System.
To learn more about lifestyle and wellness coaching, personal fitness training and nutritional counseling and to sign up for a free monthly e-zine, receive free fitness and fat loss e-books, and schedule a complimentary consultation, visit http://www.BeyondFitnessSolutions.com.
He is also available for media interviews, providing a list of tips and articles, and presenting wellness and fitness seminar. Call 973-303-2424 or email Carey at BeyondFitnessSolutions.com.
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