“Not Building Your Six Pack”: Scientific Bodybuilder Points Out Why Popular ‘Quick Abs Workout’ Rarely Works for Most People

Published 02/11/2024, 8:53 AM EST

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32-year-old Jeff Nippard is not just a bodybuilder but he also recently published his first research paper. He might look very young and is just getting famous as the new bodybuilding sensation but he is also a scientist and a researcher. His knowledge is followed by millions of fans through YouTube and Instagram. Recently he gave another insight on a very basic aspect of fitness which is related to abs.

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According to him, the basic workout that people do for their abdominal muscles has a core problem, and that is exactly what he addressed in his new video.

Jeff Nippard spills the beans on what is wrong with ab exercises

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He started the video by speaking about how the general ab exercises are not going to make any benefits as such. He called out the fitness influencers who showe, “fast-paced fat-burning style workouts,” which is completely a waste of time according to him. He also said, “This is still good exercise but it is essentially just another form of cardio.”

 

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The exercise scientist then said, “Sure, you will burn a few calories but you’re not building your six-pack instead to get your six-pack to pop you’d be much better off doing progressive overload training just like you would for any other muscle. You do that by loading the abs with weight.”

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 He then gave two of the easiest exercises which are one weight-loaded crunch and one leg raise. erhaps his words can be taken seriously since he is now a certified scholar with scientific research papers to his name.

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Jeff Nippard published his first paper

The 32-year-old bodybuilder previously uploaded a video about a scientific study that was published recently and he was the one who wrote the paper. The young bodybuilder expressed his excitement for the same and explained optimal training process in the video, which was what the paper was about.

He said, “My first scientific study was officially published and it answers the question of what is optimal training technique.” He further explained that they found out that the first range of motion is the most significant factor. He said, “You need to use a range of motion that gets the muscle fully stretched.” One can do that by using a full range of motion with a deep stretch or by using long-length partials. 

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This is not the end for his peer-reviewed research papers because he also mentioned in the video that he’s going to research and publish more papers on fitness. What do you think about his advice on abdominal exercises?

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Tanushree Bhowmick

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Tanushree Bhowmick is a Bodybuilding Writer at EssentiallySports. Her Master's degree in English literature is reflected in every carefully crafted sentence she writes. A lifelong fan of action movies, Tanushree has a keen interest in covering Arnold Schwarzenegger’s newsletters.
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