4 Flat Belly Fails (HOW NOT TO GET A FLAT BELLY!)

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  • Published: 24 September 2015
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    Learning how to get a flat belly starts with understanding what is really causing your belly to not be flat in the first place. Of course, any discussion of how to flatten out your stomach and start seeing your abs must start with nutrition and not “simple tricks”. It’s crazy how many people have been led to believe that they can eat anything under the sun but still have ripped abs. Can’t for the life of me figure out who could be responsible for that misinformation can you?

    In the meantime, since this channel is not about feeding you B.S. on how to get a flat belly but actual fixes that are based in real world training science…I set out to create a practical solution for you. Each of the 4 causes of a distended belly are actually quite common. In fact, you can see the protruding belly occur even in people that have six pack abs already because of the reasons I will show you here.

    First things first however, if you don’t have a flat stomach it might be because you are relying too much on lower ab exercises in an effort to get one. Training with too many lower ab workouts is actually likely to do the opposite of what you are hoping for. When you train bottom up ab movements at the exclusion of some of the other functions of the abs, such as top down crunching and anti-rotational exercises you are contributing to an imbalance of development. It is not uncommon for those that do this to see their lower bellies, beneath their belly buttons, start to stick out too much.

    Second, performing your ab exercises without focusing on the quality of the reps as you seek more quantity is a big mistake. If you push out on your abs as you do your ab exercises, you are simply developing abs that are good at being strong in a distended position. If you want to truly flatten your belly you want to train them to contract and cinch down on your waist. You can do that by first focusing on contracting your transverse abdominus and then performing your ab exercises.

    Next, you want to be sure that you keep your hip flexors (mainly your psoas) loose. If your hip flexors get tight you wind up pulling your pelvis down into an anterior tilt. This will immediately cause you to lose the appearance of a flat stomach since your abs push forward instead of down and in. You can keep the hip flexors loose by making sure to stretch them out as I show you in this video every time you stand up after sitting for a prolonged period of time.

    Finally, if you are suffering from back pain or have a hernia, it becomes much more difficult to engage the abs and therefore you are less likely to be able to maintain tension needed to have a flat belly. Avoid both of these conditions be properly strengthening your abs and core by following a program based on athletic training science. Start using the ATHLEAN-X Training System available at athleanx.com and see what it’s like to have a strong core and abs year round.

    For more videos on how to get a flat belly as well as plenty of ab workouts you can do at home or at the gym, be sure to subscribe to our channel here on RUclip at http://superiorjanitorial.pro/user/jdcav24
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  • Rita Simmons
    Rita Simmons  6 days back

    F

    • Drake Aamold
      Drake Aamold  2 weeks back

      God is good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Arjun Kavungal
        Arjun Kavungal  2 weeks back

        its for people who want a six pack not a flat belly

        • StrikezTv
          StrikezTv  3 weeks back

          I have confidence in my life, but not body confidence like this guy! I getting there tho, need to lose my body fat 👍

          • Mrsteisag2
            Mrsteisag2  1 months back

            Jeff, what if I don’t have a belly?

            • Female INTJ
              Female INTJ  1 months back

              Solid abs

              • TraceguyRune
                TraceguyRune  1 months back

                3:42 I am actually standing in my kitchen drinking ACV

                • Brian Walker
                  Brian Walker  2 months back

                  Awesome instruction

                  • Quincy Jones
                    Quincy Jones  2 months back

                    I have a sedentary work style. The stretch that you showed to correct tight hip flexor was helpful.

                    • Maltebyte2
                      Maltebyte2  2 months back

                      to me these motions that you have to do are very complicated i often do them wrong im sure of it cause i forget how to twist first then strech and holy crap man. like 4:04 what is he really doing i cant figrue it out.

                      • m h
                        m h  2 months back

                        I included facepulls into my ab routine and I have an 8 pack now

                      • Aliseya Aaron
                        Aliseya Aaron  2 months back

                        You will get a special reward some day

                        • FromBeToReality
                          FromBeToReality  2 months back

                          THUMBS UP!!!!
                          then watch!!!

                          • Annu Kun
                            Annu Kun  2 months back

                            i'm 9 pecrcent year round jeff cruferious veggies and grass fed meat...

                            • iamnme
                              iamnme  2 months back

                              Great. Now everyone is going to use the "I have a hernia" excuse lol.

                              • John Frank
                                John Frank  2 months back

                                Abs are made in the kitchen.

                                • Bro Ly
                                  Bro Ly  2 months back

                                  3:27 that's the reason why tom(from Tom and Jerry) walks so weird.

                                  • Tajh Marquel
                                    Tajh Marquel  3 months back

                                    Helpful

                                    • Jeremy spoke in class today

                                      I’m watching this as I eat a bag of takis

                                      • Eastman Ruiz
                                        Eastman Ruiz  3 months back

                                        You’re great man. Keep up the excellent work. I can’t wait for the next video. I enjoy this and plan on starting your program as soon as possible.

                                        • Thom E.
                                          Thom E.  3 months back

                                          Jeff, why are you #sitshaming us in this vid? It makes me feel very self conscious.

                                          • Matt Takahashi
                                            Matt Takahashi  3 months back

                                            This is making it seem like you can spot train fat away. Which can not be done.

                                            • Scribes for Subscribers
                                              Scribes for Subscribers  3 months back

                                              Lots of information but no visuals. #EasierSaidThanDone iGuess

                                              • hood jatt
                                                hood jatt  3 months back

                                                reading all these comments on here makes me'hahahahahaha'. jokes apart athleanx is one of the few fitness youtubers who gives tips for the people who have never once in their life gone too gym.i really appreciate his knowledge about body training .duhhh he trains wrestlers nfl and basketball players.

                                                • Trip ni Marco
                                                  Trip ni Marco  3 months back

                                                  Strategic points indeed to get that belly flat. So stretching, huh?

                                                  • Ben Adn
                                                    Ben Adn  3 months back

                                                    "You're probably sitting down watching this video".

                                                    Well, sorry for you but I was laying down actually

                                                    • JACK ILLER
                                                      JACK ILLER  3 months back

                                                      Nothing wrong with a balcony over your toy shop

                                                      • Chinmay Bhatt
                                                        Chinmay Bhatt  3 months back

                                                        At 3:28 jeff wants to inflate his belly but he can't 😂😂

                                                        • Timothy Tavares
                                                          Timothy Tavares  3 months back

                                                          JEFF: "You're probably sitting right now watching this video."
                                                          ME: "Phew, man he's good."

                                                          • Gaute Animation
                                                            Gaute Animation  3 months back

                                                            Have a flat belly when I exhale, not so much when I inhale. Got natural lower abdomen breathing, so will always have a little bit blubby stomach (on inhale that is). 😂

                                                            • Tamer Said
                                                              Tamer Said  3 months back

                                                              Yes num1 i allways thought so

                                                              • Tamer Said
                                                                Tamer Said  3 months back

                                                                👍🏻👍🏻

                                                                • Nanda Kumar
                                                                  Nanda Kumar  4 months back

                                                                  I have been fallowing you since 4 years coz I like to but one thing honestly you talk too much..

                                                                  • Sean Fisher
                                                                    Sean Fisher  4 months back

                                                                    Every time I squeeze my transverse abdominis I get acid reflux and instant heartburn. Just anyone have any advice on how to prevent this for over overcome this?

                                                                    • Andrew Levister
                                                                      Andrew Levister  4 months back

                                                                      I have an eight pack when I flex and stand up straight but if I bend over even slightly I look like a raw pizza dough.

                                                                      • Pudim Amassadoow
                                                                        Pudim Amassadoow  4 months back

                                                                        3:44 Ha! I was standing up!

                                                                      • Galliano Marr
                                                                        Galliano Marr  4 months back

                                                                        When you showing that stretch, I cant really tell what you are doing, it would more helpful if you would do it shirtless.

                                                                        • Afonso Lucas
                                                                          Afonso Lucas  4 months back

                                                                          I think I’m having difficulty getting rid of the water weight and a lil fat in the stomach area. Which annoys me because I know my abs are getting strong but they don’t seem defined.

                                                                          • Philipp Lehmann
                                                                            Philipp Lehmann  4 months back

                                                                            First of his videos where i must say that he is COMPLETELY missing the point. #1 reason for not having a flat belly simply is fat. And if you can see your abs and still don't have a flat belly than organ fat is the cause. So Ab Training and hip flexor Stretching will help ya a shit man.

                                                                            • iamamz
                                                                              iamamz  4 months back

                                                                              1:50
                                                                              2:15
                                                                              3:53

                                                                              • Clifford Fernandes
                                                                                Clifford Fernandes  4 months back

                                                                                Jeff photoshops himself to look fat😂😂

                                                                                • Paradise Life
                                                                                  Paradise Life  4 months back

                                                                                  I'm sitting because I'm taking a massive dump

                                                                                  • Doom Muffinz
                                                                                    Doom Muffinz  4 months back

                                                                                    3:54 hip flexor stretch

                                                                                    • Juicegaming
                                                                                      Juicegaming  4 months back

                                                                                      Ha Jeff you think I’m actually sitting while watching your videos. I’m levitating a millimeter above my chair I’m sitting in.

                                                                                      • Katlin Long-Wright
                                                                                        Katlin Long-Wright  4 months back

                                                                                        As a full time uni student who doesn’t know a lot of the proper dos and don’ts, even after doing cross-fit, i want to say thank you for these videos. I stopped going to crossfit because of the cost but i actually find your instruction to very educational and beneficial. Thank you for being kind enough to put these on youtube for free! It’s so appreciated

                                                                                        • Ben Garvey
                                                                                          Ben Garvey  4 months back

                                                                                          I'm actually watching this video on a treadmill Jeff c'mon mane

                                                                                          • Matthew Barger
                                                                                            Matthew Barger  4 months back

                                                                                            great, ive had back muscle problems for more than 25 years and its gotten worse since ive aged. tried massage, chiropractor and physical therapy, they showed me a stretch like what you demonstrated however the leg part is all they offered so ill add your twisting and leaning with arms raised and see if i get relief. looks very promising. my back muscle's have gotten so tight at times that ive actually damaged the tendons that attach to my spine that left me bed ridden several times. you've been a major influence to me in diet and strength training that already im able to do so much more, thank you.

                                                                                            • Ramesh Chandra
                                                                                              Ramesh Chandra  4 months back

                                                                                              Sir i think my lower body becomes tall but my upper body has not grown fully it looks short my how to activate the upper body