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Relying on your neck to get through an abs exercise is a common mistake, but one that can leave you with unnecessary soreness and take away from the effort you’re putting into the exercise at hand. Straining your neck is especially common with exercises like Russian twists and V-ups, says Reinold. Crunches are also common culprits. Relying on your neck to get through an abs exercise is a common mistake, but one that can leave you with unnecessary soreness and take away from the effort you’re putting into the exercise at hand. If you are making these 15 common exercise mistakes you could be wasting your time—or worse, setting yourself up for an overuse injury that can keep you out of the game for a long time. Let’s.

Done right, planks are one of the most effective abs exercises around. But the most common mistake is easy to fall into—literally. Over-arching or dropping into your back lets your core off the. This article is written with an objective to educate you with the necessary knowledge before you begin an exercise routine so that you avoid the most common mistakes that people usually make.5 workout mistakes to avoid.

WS. By Wina Sturgeon. there are five common mistakes you definitely want to avoid. Got your exercise in today? Great. We applaud your effort.

But are you getting the most benefit out of the time you put in? If you are making these 15 common exercise mistakes you could be wasting your time—or worse, setting yourself up for an overuse injury that can keep you out of. A few of the most common mistakes: pulling on your neck (which allows your abs to slack off), using momentum rather than muscle strength (again, a freebie pass for the abs), sagging your hips in. Common mistakes that are making your walks less effective.

Common mistakes that are making your walks less effective For any workout to be effective. However, a common mistake people make is either having the bar start too far away from them when on the ground OR not keeping the bar as close as possible to the body when performing a rep. Instead, what you want to do is first place the bar over your mid-foot. Let’s not beat around the bush here, we all want awesome abs.

Oh yes, having those well-defined muscles is a truly noble aim, but how can you get there? Don’t worry, you don’t have to slave away in the gym for hours on end to get this right. Working your core could be as straightforward [ ].

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this is especially true for aBS, which requires more effort to perfect.

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And abs workouts are terrible at both.

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And herein lies the problem: Keeping your abs engaged at 20 percent is extremely taxing.

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An abdominal routine that makes your abs burn does not necessarily train your core: it just helps you get really good at an exercise while lying on your back.

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And you won’t develop abs by doing the same exercise over and over—let alone the same exercise every day.

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The more you explore the movement of the abs, the more you realize that it’s about releasing the abs smoothly, not flopping them down and creating a big belly.

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When it comes to training the abs, there are many different training methods.

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Another bonus: Because the rectus is attached to the external obliques (the muscles on the sides of your torso), the tightening will improve the overall tone of all your abdominal muscles—potentially decreasing back pain and improving posture and lower-body strength.

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If you are ripped and jacked, your abs are not, meaning that on the inhale they should soften.

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  • I made a workout for myself to do, because I don’t want to go to the gym and I don’t have much equipment. So I made a workout that I can do easily at home and in one work out I work on my abs, arms, legs, and butt, but I don’t know if I’m doing each workout long enough so will I still see a difference? or do I have to challenge myself more because my workout is pretty easy. Will I see any results? Or all I just wasting my time?

  • A tip for losing fat from belly: Lower your insulin levels. If you cut on carbs, belly fat is most likely the first thing to go away.

  • People, this shit ain’t that complicated. IF you want to see a nice six pack, it’s a simple 3 step process. 1.) Get your body fat % to 10% or less via diet and exercise. 2.) Workout your abs at least 2-3 days a week just like you would any other muscle group. So long as you fatigue those muscles, they will grow enough to have good definition. 3.) Get enough damn sleep. If you don’t get an average of 7hrs of sleep per night you will fuck everything up, starting with your hormones such as leptin, ghrelin, testosterone, and cortisol. Do those 3 things and you will have a nice defined six pack within 3-6mths if not less, (depending on how fat you are to begin with).

  • I watch this channel because he gets straight to the workout and gives the best advice on how to do the workouts properly. God bless you all.

  • Very good video man, will try to do today 4 sets of Crunches, reverse Crunches and Russian twists applying your tips + diet advice and let’s hope the abs will pop in 1-2 months

  • Is it only me? But i really can’t do sit-ups �� that’s why i always skip it in every exercise. I tried doing it so many times but i just can’t.

  • First of all thanks mike for the valuable video and I felt by watching this how difficult to get the abs than rest of the mussels group of the body.

  • How many of these YouTubers are taking hormones….. That’s the real question….. Don’t belive the hype…… This is clearly NOT a natural body….

  • Hi training pal I have a question, I do 12×5 sets of knee raises but it starts getting hard after 3 sets, is it still effective at building muscle or do I get muscle endurence?

  • Eating appropriate portions of food and general active workouts got me my abs and helped me lower my body fat percentage.
    Before that I just did as many sit-ups as I could humanly could do until one day I strained the muscles in my lower back.:(

  • I have an old thumb injury that keeps flaring up whenever I do a lot of plank variations. I really don’t know what to do. The doctor taped it and it is fine after a week of not putting weight on that hand but as soon as I go back to my normal work outs my wrist/thumb will hurt again. Up and down planks and all sorts of variations are a staple of almost every workout and I don’t know how to substitute:( does anyone have some alternative exercise ideas?

  • That ‘I’m gonna tell you in just a moment’ thing made me skip all the video and at the end i didnt learn anything. Just explain how to fix itafter explaning the mistake. That made me not watch the video, just sayin. Not hating

  • My back is always arched because of back problems (I mean my spine is curved like that since I was born) so I find it impossible to touch the floor with my back while doing ab workouts and I get a lot of back pain with some type of ab exercices. It really sucks

  • Thanks for the video Max. Good content. I think it’s great you indicated that Abs should not be trained everyday. I used to train them daily. I’m hoping that training them 3 times a week nowadays will make a difference.

    As PictureFit would say, “Abs are made in the gym and revealed in the kitchen.”

  • Hi I am your new subscriber… your videos are so informative and inspiring ��. Is 21 day abs fat focus excercises safe for Diastis Recti? For many years I excercise daily but I have mommy pooch, I want flat tummy like you. I have two college going kids. So after all these years, will my stomach be completely flat? I want flat stomach. Pls reply me.

  • Mistake #4 was me. I always do 22 days ab work out from this fitness YouTuber Jeff Cavalier, I finished and kept going but I stopped because I got hella bored. And then boom here I am with these important other abs work out!

  • For my girl’s who work on their feet a lot: please look up good push/pulling mechanics. HIP HINGE (don’t bend), and look into good posture. If you have bad back pain then you don’t have good posture (outside an injury etc). I have suffered for years please don’t be like me. My particular problem was “anterior pelvic tilt” (pelvis isn’t in correct position which causes excessive low back arch) and I wondered why my abs were so weak despite working out for years. Also look up how to walk correctly. I know that may sound ridiculous but after 8 hrs on ur feet it makes a difference!!
    Stretch. those. hip. flexors.

  • I feel like my back hurts bc I wanna keep it straight. I have scolisis and I REALLY focus on not arching my back when I exercise…it still hurts which never used to happen, does my back just need time to build up muscles the “correct” way?

  • I tried it woth the other ball(not the medine ball) but i’m scared because it feel that my internal organ(intestine) will pop up

  • Question! When i do abs workouts (crunches/ sit ups), instead of feeling strain/pain in my back, feel them in my neck. I don’t know if my posture’s wrong or not as i don’t have a mirror/ coach to guide.

  • Due to the lockdown, I left my fitness mat in my dorm (I panicked and forgot it lol). I have no way of getting a new one now tho, bcos the malls and shops are closed, and online shopping is impossible bcos courier services are suspended too. Are there any alternatives for a fitness mat that will not be to harsh on my back when I’m doing ab exercises?? haaaaLPPPPPP ��

  • Okay, but I’ve always struggled with arching my back during exercises like the leg lift / leg raise and your tip just made a light bulb go off in my head. Thank you SO much

  • The shape of This Guy is perfect. I can also see the quality and the way how healthy his skin is… fantastic. This guy loves to be in good shape in his body and soul

  • I have lombar lordosis so I Guess the arching back tip does not apply for me because my back is naturally arched and even if I try there is always going to be the gap between my back and the surface I’m exercising on:’)

  • I’m happy that I came across this video because honestly, I needed to hear these tips…I have started a 35 Abs workout session for 11 lines abs by Chloe Ting and I’m 8 days in and haven’t had a rest day…Today, I’ve decided to have a rest day tomorrow because the pain on the side of my pain was really bad…These 3 exercises are the most common in the program and I needed to know how to correct any type of mistakes that I’ve came across with or soon to come across to…And thank you for this helpful video����‍♀️…Today, I am now a subscriber

  • Thank you for sharing this information with all of us.. As I was among the one who use to do all this in wrong way.. And got my lower back paining since a year.. Now I got how to fix this.. My lower back pain.. Lots of thank you

  • Love the videos. Matter of fact, just yesterday I saw a guy in the gym with a 35lb plate in each hand doing side crunches. I chuckled and remembered the video. I would have talked to him but he acts like he knows what he doing. I do try and help when I see those who would appreciate it. The is one older guy I see, very skinny, he grabs 65lb dumb bells and does presses but barely moved them. I think a lot of people do things to either keep up others or don’t want to be embarrassed. It took me awhile to get past that mental part. I’m not trying to impress anyone just get healthier day by day.

  • Yes man! My sentiments exactly. I don’t know why the fitness industry still seems to have abs in a catergory of their own when it comes to changing them. As if endless reps is going to give you better or stronger abs, it’s madness. My favourites for building strong abs are standing ab wheel rollouts and dragon flags, insane for core tension too!

  • You are such a sweetheart with a good soul. I hope nothing but good things happen to you. And this isn’t me trying to hit on you but being straight up. Good spirits are RARE

  • Thank you so much for these tips they were so helpful. I found it was my back being arched and the speed of the exercises. When I fixed them I finally felt the good burn! This is my year and really appreciate the videos you put out!! Have the best day xx

  • So im kind of confused. I did the hand test and im really arching my back but its like if i dearch it i feel like im doing a bumpy back instead of a straight one. Help? ��

  • I thought I just had a big ass turns out I been tooching �� let’s get that back on the floor kids I’m tryna be snatched by bacchanal

  • I cant tell you how much these tips help! I to have been threw all of these mistakes before and doing the exersises correctly is SO USEFUL and the reward comes a lot sooner as well

  • So my brother has lost over 50 pounds… And l watched your other video and he is in between stubborn belly fat and the extra line or fat at the bottom that only shows when he sits down what type of workout do you recommend for him….???

  • This made me feel good about myself because I’ve been doing everything right.:) apart from the back thing but I’m not that bad ��

  • I remember doing abs last january without doing cardio or focusing on my diet, after a few weeks I was like “where is my f*ing 6 pack???” a couple of months ago I started to lift weights, doing calisthenics and learning things I didn’t know, now I realize how wrong I was

  • Ugh I can’t stop arching my back during leg lifts and crunches, and the next morning I wake up with lower back pain and have to skip my workout. Does anyone have any advice for this?

  • I really like the way you dont put on a fake act like most youtubers. YOU get straight to the point and i love ur vids keep up the great work

  • Incredible tips! I never understood what had to be done to truly activate the core. I will incorporate this into my next ab workout and try some of your ab exercises. Thanks a lot!

  • I have an important question, egen it i am Down on 8-9 procent body fat i really need to flex very hard and have a very good lighting to see my abs, is this because my ABS are weak?

  • Good tips��. Simple advice but much worth it. Keep on share to us any sort of good ways in doing any exercises whether at home or at the gym vince. We need your resources more������������

  • Yeah the Army forces you to keep your hands behind your head. It forces you to pull your head forward, killing your neck. Then, if you take your hands off the back of your head, you’re disqualified and the reps you did are for nothing. Whether you did 5 or 50, doesn’t matter.

  • I’ve read enough posts here to see a huge division re: roids or no roids.
    Roids have a sound in the voice AND a look on the skin. Roids Also have a look in the eye.
    I judge that Mike has none of this. Therefore IMHO mr. thurston IS all natural.
    I have a friend that is GENIUS re his work out routine.
    He and I met whilst I was working at a health food store.
    He is a tree arborist.
    Our schedules never allowed us to work out together mostly because when he was not working out, women wanted to have his baby. He was a good 7th Day Adventist…alas…he thought Every beautiful chic was his soul mate until.. she moved on to the next trophy.
    My friend is a scientist when it comes to his diet and supplements. He can ‘move’ his body to the edge of steroids But All Naturally.
    Our schedules finally allowed us to work out together for 3 evening workouts…I prefer mornings but would have done almost anything to work out with him.
    I Literally saw my body change in 3 days…then
    He became an arborist for the city of Salem…over an hour away. He moved. We’ve never worked out together again in almost 12 yrs.
    They (the city) were constantly checking him for roids/drugs. He and I have been friends for at least 12 yrs.
    He (imo) has lived a life of hell dealing with human resources and women. There is a dear price to be paid for looking like a super hero.
    My point remains; if your life’s driving force is body building, you can be a mike thurston.. or my friend Jason and do it naturally.
    So enough of this crap that it cant be done. It Can be done IF you Get The Knowledge for YOUR body.
    The gym is there for everyone and everyone is different.
    The question then is;
    What Drives You?

    Finally: you cannot be roided out and be genuinely authentic at the same time.
    Mike is genuine and authentic. If you cannot see it, you will Never learn from him.

    Keep on Keeping on Mike. Cheers.

  • Wouldn’t the “leg-raises”, (and all other exercises), be BEST done SLOWLY, with good form, and then HOLDING the position, at the most difficult point, in each repetition, for at least 15 seconds, or so?!..

  • Incredible tips mate, well explained with demonstration, to be honest, this tutorial should prove to be precise and easy than any other, as you didn’t exhibit fancy ab exercises

  • Mike forgot to mention that he’s on the juice and he’s on the sauce so basically you can be on steroids and not train for a whole year and you still lose body fat and keep muscle I’m not going to give you the name of that particular steroids because I reckon some idiots will start using it but I reckon he’s probably using that particular brand yes you still have to go and hit the gym to achieve a body similar to Mike’s but come on man be f**** honest to yourself and to your subscribers you are blatantly on the source

  • Hmm, can’t say for sure, but as far as I know raising knees/legs can activate so called “Psoas major muscle”, not abs. And over strengthening those muscles can lead to lordosis and thus make belly even more round. What do you think?

  • You will like the way he explains how you will improve over time…exercise without going to a gym…how important breathing is while exercising…exhale on the effort and inhale on the release during all exercises…no bad music

  • It hurts my tail bone to do sit ups, so I workout on a carpet with a thin fleece blanket underneath. Foam mats are still too hard even for my tail bone.

  • Thanks for this video..was making a few mistakes..��If u have time i hope u upload the same video but with DB exercise for upper body or chest and so on, really miss some videos for beginers how to make different exercise the right way..keep up with what you do, you do it perfect..����

  • Would love to see a video of the best ab workouts you can do at the gym with machines and cables similar to the one your 12 best chest exercises video. Thanks keep up the great work!!

  • Wow man honestly my focus is on abs now days and that’s the exercises I started doing but there was balancing problems was coming but now seems like will be alright after watching you sir vshred ���� appreciate

  • I’ve been doing all your workout routines and I been doing it for 5 months and I lost around 35 pounds. And my abs and obliques are looking beautiful and my chest also. Thx for the help.

  • I highlight the cable crunches because looks confusing the performances. As if like doing triceps. Personally i mean. thanks vince��

  • In the second exercise, you should also mention that people shouldn’t sit back while doing cable crunches because it also makes the hip flexors to be dominant (kind of cheating the motion)

  • Thanks so much, Vince. You often make this kind of video content with various and different exercises. They are good. I have a question. Is it good for us to do some sixpack exercises for few minutes before getting to bed? And what’s the reason? The body will get wet while getting to bed.

  • Many channels show many abs exercises..actually if concentrate to 5 or 6 exercises can make any change…please answer..its major doubt

  • Oh man the background music just destroyed your video!! Please try without music you’ll see how much better it will be!!!
    Absolutely annoying!!! I can’t finish the video even thought the video itself is great… But the background music is painful to hear!!!!!! ����������

  • You should lift your hips a bit higher when doing leg and knee raises. Otherwise it’s your hop flexers doing most of the work:D

  • Thank you so much. Now i can do my abs exercise correctly. I was 85 kilos before and now i am 63 kilos. Thanks this really help me a lot. More power and God bless

  • ”High reps are good for muscular endurance not for building muscle”
    Endurance is a mental state that has nothing to do with your muscles, Strength is defined by the nervous system and hass nothing to do with muscle.

    Muscles don’t grow to become stronger or have more endurance, Muscles grow for 2 reasons
    -Myofibrillar hypertrophy happens when muscles get adapted to high intensity, so high sources of intensity won’t damage them muscle as much

    -Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy happens when muscles get adapted to long efforts, so high reps make your muscles become larger to store more proteins and glucose and recover faster and have more stamina.

    The only reason endurance athletes don’t build muscle is because they never reach muscle failure, they stop when they reach their cardiovascular and mental endurance limit.

  • I arch my back all the time and have tried that trick so many times… I lie on the floor, get my back down, and as soon as I start exercising, my back arches again. I can’t help it! What can I do?

  • So yo…. you ever listen to William Basinski?.. shits amazing… definitely hit up the Disintegration Loops… read about them on wikipedia as well… they have an incredible story

  • wow, man, so glad I found you! as others said, this is life changing but to the very extent of becoming really profi at one point. Totally subscriber:))

  • Thanks bro that video amezing and also Your videos are superb and i am also geting result by seeing your videos and doing exercises my home ����

  • +TrainingPal I’m really young so (have not hit puberty) and I want to get a better body, any suggestions on the diet. The exercises and the cardio I can do.

  • Genetics also have a huge factors!For example Dwayne Johnson is a huge guy but his abs are not that visible,his father is the exact same story!

  • A good way to decrease fat is also by doing intermittent fasting and eating “real” food that doesn’t spike your insulin. This allows your body to use or “burn” the fat stores on your body.

  • this whole channel is refreshingly straightforward

    i especially joined the beginner video that just showed multiple different workout types AND explained them in the same video

    thats not a thing you see too often nowadays keep on rocking it

  • Speaking of machinery….what about cable crunches that don’t lock you in a range of motion and are recommended by most of body builder YouTubers?

  • It’s worth noting that a lot of posed pictures showing ultra shredded abs are at a body fat level which isn’t sustainable or even healthy for most people. They are just snapshots in time. If the goal is good health then what it takes in terms of diet to achieve low single digit body fat is not that good for you. I think your approach is balanced and sane.

  • The thing about Mike I’ve noticed is while he does more than respectable weight with his exercises, he’s not just throwing weight around like some of these fitness gurus and bodybuilder/trainers. Every last one of them talk about form and quality but Mike seems to be the only guy actually doing it. Genetics are one thing but Mike also practices what he preaches about quality.

  • Hey Pal, I like your channel a lot because you never talk about some actually irrelevant things and you go straight to the point. I like that very much, you aren’t like ATHLEAN-X who’s overtalking and actually confusing people with his long talk in videos.

    I was training for a month with weights but I realized that it wasnt for me. I tried calisthenics, I’m training with calisthenics about 1 week now and sometimes I got tired while training.

    My program is:

    Pull Ups (3×3)
    Chin Ups (3×3)
    Push Up (10×3)
    Bench Dips (10×3)

    Squats (15×3)
    Lunges (10×3)
    Calf Raises (15×3)

    Leg Raise (10×3)
    Crunch (10×3)
    Plank (15secs)
    Plank (max. hold)

    I know that pull ups and chin ups are low but I can not do them more than 3 because it tires me a lot.

    I wanted to ask, could I do australian pull ups and chin ups instead (the easier variation)?

    Btw, what do you suggest me to do for ABS, when I used weights I did only normal crunch, and I actually got 14-15% body fat. I do have only a little fat on my stomach and on my quadriceps.

    Should I add a fat removal schedule to days when Im working out?


    Thanks, please respond because I need help. I’m 15 by the way.

  • Another great video can you make one and show physical demonstration of the exercises and the forms to strengthen your abs and also show what’s the wrong way that people have been doing it that would be great thanks

  • Anyone who didn’t know body fat was the issue must’ve been born yesterday. Although you see loads of fat people in the gym endless doing ab crunches then probably leaving and eating tons of food for the rest of the day.

  • Once again nice video Dave:)
    I don’t really train abs on their own, I just consider that they are engaged in a lot of compound movements, so that’s enough:) otherwise I like to train dragonflags or any other flag variation:)

  • First (: Hey man, if you want, you can try all my Workout Programs and Diet Plans free for 7 days. Check this link here:

  • Is it possible to have a good diet on a low budget? If anything, I’m underweight and could do with putting weight on. All the healthy food however tends to be really expensive.

    Any help with this would be much appreciated.

  • Great Video Big Fan:)
    One question: Don’t I naturally burn fat when doing body weight training? I do profit as well form the after-workout effect. Meaning I don’t necessarily need to do longterm cardio workouts, as this will also loose muscles?

  • Here is a really great set of hanging ab exercises that increase in difficulty as the video advances

  • The corresponding muscle groups are important as they help suck the stomach in. Core gymnastic conditioning always use drills on corresponding muscle groups. But most people only work on what they see and in thus the lower back is missed.

  • This is the only fitness coach that I’ve seen on YouTube that has been consistent over a long period of time. I watch this channel exclusively now.


  • Heey, my trainer said that you should do 50-100 reps while training abs he told me 6-12 reps are good for building muscle, and you will see good abs but you will also get a bigger waist and a bigger hip. can you tell me whats correct now?
    I dont want my hips and waist to get bigger. The Reason: Im a skinny fat guy i, 186cm and 70kg i wanna gain a bit mass on my stomach and general but i also want my bodyfat to stay the same. Could you explain how to? Im very confused:D (sorry for mistakes, from austria and wrote pretty fast)
    good vid as usual, keep it up:)

  • I cannot stress this enough, and even as someone who’s done calisthenic for, better part of half a decade, the importance of not eating carbohydrates, is insane. You can go on a massive fat diet, I’m talking cheese, cream, peanut butter, coconut oil, you’re still gonna produce decent abs.

  • actually there is a reason why you get more fat on ur belly more than other places. its from eating too much sugar or beer. theres a video on this that explains it in detail:

  • Does size and weight actually equate to health and how in shape you are?? I was a division 1 athlete and during the best shape of my life I was still heavier than most people would assume and wore a size US womens 18 (6’0) but I could run and lift for days and was so athletic… it’s super discouraging because many people assume I’m out of shape and unhealthy but don’t feel that way at all

  • Every time I do sit-ups I bend my knees and cross my arms across my chest as I’m holding a plate.
    This eliminates the chances of applying pressure and stress to the neck. It also keeps tension on the abs.

  • I have an important question i train two push days an hour each and two pull days an hour each and my rest days i do some cardio and skill training is this too much or too little? and how long do you train for and how often thanks.

  • 1 years ago i was a smoking unhealthy person. Today im a nonsmoker and im able to hold a handsand. Thanks to this guy. Its time for the next challenge.

  • I get lower back pain when doing reverse crunches. My back isn’t arched and I breathe in when my legs come down, out when my legs are up. It hurts a lot and I only manage to do a few in the time workout I am following (Chloe Ting’s workout). I’m not sure what i’m doing wrong? Please help ;(

  • I’ve tried the rope crunch many times as it’s a favorite in YouTube videos and never really feel it in my abs. Facing the cables, facing away and breathing properly… it just doesn’t work for me for some reason. I like this video series, thanks!

  • Big help for these breathing techniques is try Pilates I’m not advertising myself but on my IG @movementconpilates there are some examples, you can really help your training by making sure your body is organised well, I’ve noticed gyms like equinox have some really good style of Pilates super hard, a fool would think it’s easy and avoid injury. This guy is really speaking well about connection to the breath. Stop grunting and start breathing

  • Could u show a quick 45-60 min abs exercise video which shows the technique and how to perform properly. Thanks so much. Your vid are super awesome and informal

  • Is training abs « too much » (30 mins /day in a 2-hour training) a mistake?? I’m 14 and I make workout everyday in summer (2 h x 60 days ). Thx

  • 0:43 Thaaaaaaank yoooouuu for saying this. About 2/3 of people say Abs are made in the kitchen. No. Are your abs big by default (before starting to train)? No. Then, why would you only have to diet? I’m slim yet I don’t have abs.

  • I absolutely love this. A lot of fitness youtube channels show you how to do the exercise, but don’t show you how NOT to do the exercise.

  • please, guys, one of the possible reasons of lower back pain can be problems with kidneys too. Go and see your doctor if you’re having constant pain during AB workouts

  • Man please less talk more examples…
    You are focusing on what not to do and thank you for that but it won’t be fruitful without saying what to do on the contrary..

  • I have a problem on my v cuts the right side have different shape than the left and left side of the v cut not clear (any advice )

  • I’d love to see someone like you, who seems pretty real, share a suggested workout routine for beginner/intermediates.

    Like a decent weekly cycle that you yourself would do if you could have given yourself one back when you started. I see a bunch of these style vids on YouTube from these other channels but most of them are really shallow like they’re putting the content out just to get views instead of giving a decent regimen for people.

    I know there’s no “One size fits all” but your physique is what, I’d think, a lot of people’s goals would be. So I’d love to see you put together something for us to try that you think would actually produce good results.

  • Been there with the injury from walking. Walked 30km in one day, ruptured a tendon, had to do pshyoterapy and after that my foot still hurt for like 1 month

  • Man I saw a lot of fitness YouTube channels and met your channel just a few days ago and I can confidently say, you have by far the best channel of them all! Such a good content and even awesome workouts videos! Subscribed! ����

  • I actually do arch my back and I know it, but I just don’t know, how I can get it down. Like, today I did a workout and I was laying on my back, moving my legs up and down, and as soon as they went down my back was arched, and I noticed it, but I had no idea how to fix it…

  • Hi I’ve been training my abs for about 8 months now
    Only the last 5 months or so have been doing for at least 20 minutes a night
    This video was really helpful
    Thank you. ��

  • Hace tiempo sigo hago tus rutinas antes de ir a trabajar, pero los tips no los miro, porque no cazo.una de inglés. Estaría bueno que puedas traducirlo al castellano! Muy buen canal!!!!��

  • Very good video. This are very common mistakes very well adressed. And I particularly liked your emphasis in more functional movements like leg raises

  • Can you still do and workout even if you have a little bit of a belly? Or should you lose weight and the belly and then train abs and makes them show

  • i think i have some sort of disorder, because i do like 3 different ab workouts a day. I do normal weight lifting as well, but i think i have a problem, i have been this way for about two years

  • As usual, generally sound advice, but I think some of the specific suggestions are less universal and more targeted to bodybuilders. I don’t know many people who necessarily want to “grow” their abs. Usually all they want is a strong, functional core, and a good-looking midsection. “Big abs” is more a bodybuilding goal. You don’t need to progressively overload your abs with more weight to get a six pack. Mostly, as you point out, you need to address your body composition, but beyond that, body weight ab exercises are all most people need to meet their goals.

  • Hey Fraser in your next video can u show us your core unflexed in a near video, one thing I never understood is what do super hero level abs look like when they are not contracted��

  • Thankyou for this information man! It’s really appreciated, I’ve just started to work out and put in the effort to get a better body so this is going to help out a lot! I’ve subscribed also, love from New Zealand!

  • I have been training my abs for about 4 1/2 months and I have the “six pack”, but it’s not how I would like it. They do not show well and do not have substance. I started to train my obliques more seriously in the past few weeks from your video. If you have already, check out Fraser’s 10 minute ab workout. I would love to see a video of what YOU do Fraser. If you can make that happen it would help me so much and probably a lot others. Keep doing what your’e doing, your amazing at it. Thanks. Like so Fraser Wilson can see!

  • I‘m now Training since 4 month and I trained my abs everyday for about 15-20 Minutes and I got a really good sixpack. Now I want to train my abs 4 Times per week like you for about 10 minutes. Lets see how it work!��