Stop Doing Abs Like This! (SAVE A FRIEND)

  • When it comes to doing abs, people every day are making some big ab workout mistakes that are making it take longer to see results. In this video, I’m going to show you the biggest ab training problems that I see and help you to fix how you do your ab exercises to get much more out of them. The best part is, the issues shown here can apply to almost every single ab exercise that you do, instantly making them work when you include them into your workouts.
    The first thing most people do wrong when it comes to training their abs is speeding through their reps. This is obviously something that people do on other lifts as well but it seems to be even more common on ab exercises. You get no points for finishing more reps of ab work. Instead, you get better results when the reps you do are high quality.
    This is something that we have mentioned many times before in our ab videos and that is, stop counting reps and instead make your reps count. Every rep should be initiated by the muscles of your core that you are trying to train instead of using momentum and assistance from every muscle but the one you want to develop.
    The next thing people mess up is the tendency to cut the range of motion short on all ab exercises. All you have to do is look at a standard floor crunch to see this in action. Most lift their shoulders off the ground at the very start of the exercise and then never put them back down again until the set is over. That isn’t correct. Instead, take every rep through its full available range of motion (which is already short in most ab exercises) and you will get more out of every set you do.
    Next is the incorporation of an incorrect breathing pattern on every repetition. It is generally accepted that when you exert yourself on a rep of an exercise you should exhale and breathe out. That is good. The issue comes with what you allow your abdomen or belly to do when you do this. You want to exhale your breathe but pull down on your belly and cinch it tightly to your spine via the contraction of the transverse abdominus muscle. So think not about blowing your belly out as you blow the air out but tightening the waistline as you blow the air out and you will get this right every time on every ab exercise.
    Next up is the tendency of people to skip oblique training for fear that it will give them a blocky waistline. This couldn’t be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, at higher body fat levels, the upper obliques are actually something that could still be visible and would contribute to a tapering effect of the torso. When the lower abdominal fat is lost over time, the development of the lower obliques is going to give you that much desired V taper that only comes from training the obliques.
    Finally, we can never talk about getting great looking abs without making sure you realize that your ab training begins outside the gym. Nutrition is and always will be the key to seeing your abs (or not). Start including some calf and jaw exercises into your workouts and I promise you’ll start to see the results of your ab exercises and workouts much sooner. Remember, no ab exercise by itself will ever hold the key to getting a ripped six pack. Only the right nutrition plan combined with smart training will.
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    • Melted_Ice_Cream 101
      Melted_Ice_Cream 101 Vor Monat

      Hello, my abdominal looks lean but it sticks out! most of the protrusion is from the bottom abs... how can i fix this?

    • Floyd Wurst
      Floyd Wurst Vor 2 Monate

      Could you comment on the "russian twist" exercise? I really like it but would hate to do them wrong and possibly hurt my back.

    • Jackson John
      Jackson John Vor 2 Monate

      ATHLEAN-X™ can you make a video how to lose thigh fat

    • King500able
      King500able Vor 5 Monate

      How do I work out to get my cheek bones to show

    • Massive Iron
      Massive Iron Vor 9 Monate

      ATHLEAN-X™ great video Jeff keep it up bro can we have washboard Wednesday again

  • Wayne
    Wayne Vor 4 Stunden

    Great stuff as always. Makes sense and feels right.

  • Jimmy Roo
    Jimmy Roo Vor 5 Stunden

    Should you do abs everyday or stagger it like other body parts? also, should you do multiple sets for each area of your abs or do one set for each area? Like one set for lower one set for upper one set for obliques?

  • Bakary Dembélé
    Bakary Dembélé Vor 6 Stunden +1

    "Don’t speed through your reps"
    Me : ....

  • Nik 94
    Nik 94 Vor 11 Stunden

    Are bicycle crunches good to do?

  • Paul Pui Wo Lee
    Paul Pui Wo Lee Vor 13 Stunden

    Really helpful tips, Jeff! Specifically enjoyed the calf and jaw exercises hahaha

  • nas s
    nas s Vor 17 Stunden

    Jeff you are very sincere indeed from your heart< I am a great fan of yours . God bless you

  • T00nZ2050
    T00nZ2050 Vor 17 Stunden

    everything Jeff states in the video from proper diet, to slow motion when working out the abs is 100 percent correct, proper diet and nutrition are vital components to having a lean physique.

  • Cyn
    Cyn Vor 19 Stunden

    Do you have to do the calf workout or are sprints OK as well?

  • - Dod0B1rd -
    - Dod0B1rd - Vor 19 Stunden

    Does a diet also matter for those with a faster metabolism??? I know it's easier for them to gain muscle,a lot faster especially if they're doing it correctly and efficiently but it's harder to gain weight.

  • ウェストブルックラッセル

    I heard that for sports like football and basketball, when I bring it up I should do it faster so you can gain more instant power to increase performance in the sport. Is that true?

  • iMark256
    iMark256 Vor Tag

    Sksk This dude is always refuting something. Imagine being his son in law or something

  • Josh Harper
    Josh Harper Vor Tag

    I've been pushing out my abs for years now lol could never figure out why I couldn't get those elite level abs as my diet is also in check...can't wait to try this tmw morning...thank you very much man!!!

  • Samiul Haque
    Samiul Haque Vor Tag

    How to tighten ones Core and train your abs !!!???

  • Scarlett Van Marie

    Hi Jeff, I doubt he’s going to see this comment so anyone can pitch in
    As a woman, I want big abs but I don’t want big obliques. What do you recommend doing?

  • HeliRy
    HeliRy Vor Tag

    The things one does when fully committed. I’m overweight and in the process of correcting that. Used to be addicted to McDonalds and junk food, no surprise there.
    Yesterday I’m looking in the pantry for a snack and see a big ass bag of potato chips, my wife’s. Fat-Me is like “Yassss.... do it. Just one bag. It’s okay....”
    New Me is like “Get fucked, Fatty!” and I grabbed a carrot instead.
    What the hell have I become rofl

  • Platypus Paws
    Platypus Paws Vor Tag

    This is an especially good video because he included a transcript! Does he often do that? If yes, utterly awesome!! Thank you thank you!

  • Big Lebowski
    Big Lebowski Vor 2 Tage

    "three sets of shutting your damn mouth"

  • Alan Escobar
    Alan Escobar Vor 2 Tage

    I heard behind close doors Cavailer had a secret match with Liam Neeson and John wick and he won

  • Josh Eskow
    Josh Eskow Vor 3 Tage

    I love this guy's videos. Every single one is gold.

  • Savvy
    Savvy Vor 4 Tage

    Me after watching the video: NOOOOOO MY GAINS

  • Yashwardhan Raut
    Yashwardhan Raut Vor 4 Tage +1

    Jeff I am 225 and can hang with my arms for decent time but it gets very difficult to keep holding heavy dumbbells why?

  • vinit sharma
    vinit sharma Vor 4 Tage +1

    Is we doing crunches by supporting our legs?

  • Wen Vi
    Wen Vi Vor 5 Tage

    What can I do to stop tensing my neck when I do the abs?

  • Tropicaltemp
    Tropicaltemp Vor 6 Tage

    Another over the top trainer, thousands of these on youtube now.

  • Joe Escobar
    Joe Escobar Vor 7 Tage

    Hey Jeff how do u get ur triceps and biceps cut without equipment?

  • Jos W
    Jos W Vor 8 Tage

    This crunch explanation is so good. Immediate difference

  • Mukul Sharma
    Mukul Sharma Vor 9 Tage

    First thing you're gonna do is..... STOP..

  • Mannases
    Mannases Vor 9 Tage

    Athlean x video nice 0:24

    GOOGLE TRICKS Vor 9 Tage

  • Reno Roof
    Reno Roof Vor 10 Tage

    Nutrition is critical! I believe that's the single most underated component to health and fitness

  • Dk Fitness
    Dk Fitness Vor 12 Tage

    It's all subjective. That's the beauty of exercise!!

  • L0onitick
    L0onitick Vor 13 Tage

    first time i've seen him mention bicycle crunches. what should I do instead of those? or should I just stretch out the repetitions, increase tension and hold out position for a few seconds?

  • Rudy Anthony
    Rudy Anthony Vor 13 Tage

    is no one impressed by his oblique/fat comparison?!

  • David Meni
    David Meni Vor 13 Tage

    I ate a bowl of cookies n cream during this video. My bad

  • Carmen Gomez
    Carmen Gomez Vor 13 Tage

    What’s the difference in abs exercises when some abs show the six pack and others abs show long lean abs?

  • The Tax Man
    The Tax Man Vor 15 Tage

    The ending of this video is real af. And yet here I am with my fat ass in bed eating shit at almost 2PM because the government closed all the gyms :'(

  • Rajan Gaur
    Rajan Gaur Vor 16 Tage

    Good , slow but effective

  • Rajan Gaur
    Rajan Gaur Vor 16 Tage


  • Travis Wintrode
    Travis Wintrode Vor 19 Tage

    Calf and jaw work had me cracking up

  • changes8
    changes8 Vor 19 Tage

    “3 sets of keeping you damn mouth shut” I love it.

  • Pronounced Van-Knee-uh

    How do a woman train her obliques

  • Aidan Ware
    Aidan Ware Vor 20 Tage

    Thank you for mentioning nutrition and not just saying that you can just eat whatever you want 👍😀

  • Anthony Butt
    Anthony Butt Vor 20 Tage

    Bloody brilliant.
    Thanks Jeff, you're a national treasure. 👌👍

  • Royalstar Creative
    Royalstar Creative Vor 21 Tag

    is there a good abs exercise for beginners with back ache and no strength to hang for even few seconds in the air?

  • Landica Gaudens
    Landica Gaudens Vor 22 Tage

    That is good to know. I will do my abs training slow from now on to see what happens. It must work, I mean look at that man's awsome abs!💪👍

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  • Aneesh Vasudev
    Aneesh Vasudev Vor 22 Tage

    My abs feel sore after watching Jeff work his.

  • Berat Gobe
    Berat Gobe Vor 22 Tage

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  • Augusto
    Augusto Vor 23 Tage

    Gotta start training my calfs right now hahahaha

  • Mahyar Azad
    Mahyar Azad Vor 23 Tage

    You are amazing man, Respect 💣

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    signol signol Vor 26 Tage

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    signol signol Vor 26 Tage

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  • KY
    KY Vor 26 Tage

    I love it when he talks so fast that he mumbles:p love the vids, Jeff, thank you so much !

  • Ryan Shea
    Ryan Shea Vor 27 Tage

    Jeff! Your videos are awesome. I have a suggestion. Show people how important toes are for athletes! Many people do not activate there toes anymore, leading to many more problems to the body. It’s the foundation!

  • Deja Voodu
    Deja Voodu Vor 27 Tage

    For the love of God train your obliques I cannot stress how important this is.

  • Tammy Reynolds
    Tammy Reynolds Vor 27 Tage

    Thank You 🌼🌼🌼 My breathing mantra when doing ANY movement - breathe in, zip up ab floor ( this feels like holding in your pee), tense lower abs, tense rectus ab, begin movement simultaneously slowly release breath beginning with the diaphragm and ending with uper lungs at the top of the movement.

  • ethel namakube
    ethel namakube Vor 27 Tage

    I do ab workout but my belly doesn't go I only get abs on top my fat belly

  • fairuz wahab
    fairuz wahab Vor 27 Tage

    I went Past Mcdonalds but I stopped at the the Krusty krab

  • Mind Absorber
    Mind Absorber Vor 28 Tage

    4:03 We need a 10 hour video of this

  • MaskOff
    MaskOff Vor 29 Tage

    that moment when u start working out and u find athlean-x and u figure out that ur whole workout is wrong...

  • Billie Eyelash
    Billie Eyelash Vor Monat

    You say “commit better to eat” but that’s where people give up because eating healthy is very costly... you have to have a good salary job to stay on top eating healthy unfortunately

  • Christopher John Elancheziyan

    You gotta *elongate* and use *full* *range* *of* *motion*

  • Lim Enoch
    Lim Enoch Vor Monat

    Inhale with nose or mouth during workout, which is more effective way to breath?

  • Hamster Hammer
    Hamster Hammer Vor Monat

    Three sets of keeping your mouth shut hahahaha

  • Barbie fox
    Barbie fox Vor Monat


  • Karina Carroll
    Karina Carroll Vor Monat

    Thanks for this, very helpful for a beginner

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    eqnawr sayaṃ Vor Monat


  • Muhammad Ezra
    Muhammad Ezra Vor Monat

    Actual video starts at 6:00 .. chch.. Anyway about the breathing, I think another way of puttin it is to accentuate diaphragm breathing ✌

  • Jesse Choi
    Jesse Choi Vor Monat

    Jeff: You're doing it wrong. You got to keep your abdomens tight and exhale at the same time if you want to maximize the gains.

  • umar khan
    umar khan Vor Monat

    What we do alternate this exercise

  • Shyam Sundar
    Shyam Sundar Vor Monat

    Am I breathing in his ‘correct’ way!?

  • Brandon Davis
    Brandon Davis Vor Monat

    80% genetics 10% nutrition 10% hard work...

  • XDviper45
    XDviper45 Vor Monat

    What im getting from these videos, no matter the exercise, is to go through the full range of motion in a nice slow tempo so your muscle gets fully worked.

  • Valerie
    Valerie Vor Monat

    Very helpful. I have a lot of arthritis in my neck. How can I support my neck during ab exercises ?

  • zoe foster
    zoe foster Vor Monat

    Bring alive is killing your gains , arghhhhh ohh nnnooooo

  • Superbike Discovery

    Man you're the best

  • Draagonys77
    Draagonys77 Vor Monat

    love your vids... I am not a personal trainer but I always agreed with what you saying. I knew it was kind of dumb to just speed the exercise.

  • Tien Hoang
    Tien Hoang Vor Monat

    If you do this everyday, you can do the windshield wiper.

  • Wil Dasovich
    Wil Dasovich Vor Monat