Is Your Ab Workout Making You Look Fat?

Here’s what you need to know…

  1. Bodybuilders often advise women to avoid squats and deadlifts, saying these exercises thicken the midsection. They’re wrong.
  2. Often, the cause of a bodybuilder’s blocky waist is the abuse of drugs.
  3. Top level bikini competitors regularly do squats and deadlifts and it hasn’t negatively impacted their physiques.
  4. Core exercises like planks, weighted crunches, and side bends lead to far greater levels of abdominal wall activation than squats and deads.
  5. Heavy, frequent ab and oblique training can create a blocky waist or “turtle shell” abs.
  6. To fix a thick waist, you may need to reduce or stop all direct ab/oblique training.

Check out this article for the details!

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