Time Under Tension for Ab Development
Indeed, time under pressure (TUT). Isn’t that a beautiful thing? Well, I guess you have no idea what TUT is. If so, get a huge glass of kombucha, relax, and pay attention. It’s time to acquire some essential knowledge to optimize your abdominal growth and reach the next level you’ve been longing for.
Tension vs. High repetitions
Take a close look at the environment as you go into the gym next time. It’s quite likely that you will see someone on a mat, their face covered in agony and their torso coiled up like a dying shrimp. Please excuse them for their ignorance.
You could get a little cardio from this type of ab workout, but you won’t get any definition or development from it. Just think about it for a bit. You are more prone to make mistakes when you do such repeated actions. Put another way, your primitive form ends up doing more harm than good. For every set of, say, fifty crunches, your real rectus abdominis contracts for about ten seconds. That simply isn’t acceptable, companion.
When training your abs, never, ever focus on getting plenty of repetitions in. Your attention should constantly be on tension. These are the items that give you the desired beautiful cuts and striations.
Evil vs. Good
Here’s an example of how you can take advantage of this setting. As the first to go, Project A produces five sets of fifty swiftly while lying on the crunch machine. Ignore the extra weight he’s got on the machine. Think about the momentum he is employing. He may get a total of 50 seconds if you go with the first scenario, which had an actual ab contraction time of 10 seconds. That’s less than a minute!
Concentrate on Project B right now. He grabs a pull-up bar with his upper arm. He draws in and downwards his shoulder blades, packs his shoulders, and slightly pushes his legs forward. Right now, he’s in what’s called the hollow body position.
The exercise is then performed for six to eight repetitions after he gently lowers himself to a position where his arms are completely extended. He then presses himself upward until his chin clears the bar. After that, he hops down, rests, and repeats the exercise five times. You know, what did he just do? About 10 times as much ab training is needed for a single set in Project A! Not that Project A was not deliberately toning his abs!
Streamline Your Process by Streamlining Your Process
See where this is heading, don’t you? If all you desire is gorgeous, sensual abs, then forget about force leaks. It’s during those moments that you relax while working out. Continue performing the workouts that need you to have a taut core for extended periods. Returning to the pull-up exercise, it is correct that it is considered a backbuilder. It tears your stomach, though, since you have to squeeze hard and maintain that contraction for the entire set. On the streets, they call that money!