If you’re looking to build 6 pack abs, there are 3 crucial mistakes all gamers make that you need to avoid!
What’s up gamers – Tyler Johnston here, The APE Coach, and today I’m going to share with you the 3 biggest mistakes all gamers make when trying to lose belly fat to get those abs and more importantly, what you should do instead to avoid them for good and finally get the results you’re after for those ripped 6 pack abs…
Mistake #1: Drinking Too Many Calories
This was a huge one for me and a mistake I was guilty of making for many years until I realized how big this was…
Think of an average can of soda, glass of juice or sports drink like a Powerade – these all have close to 50g of sugar in it – that’s 200 Calories per little drink.
I dunno about you but I can crush one of those in about half an hour gaming no problem…
And most people have 2-3 or more of these sugary drinks a day – which can easily add up to an entire extra meal’s worth of calories, we’re talking 500-600+ – that’s like a Big Mac at Mc Donald’s!
So if you’re regularly consuming sodas and sugary juices and drinks, you could be completely erasing the effects of any weight loss diet you might be following.
Instead focus on getting more water and adding things like lemon or cucumber for flavour or opt for the low sugar or sugar free varieties to reduce the huge calorie impact of these drinks.
Mistake #2: Not Doing Proper Exercise
Guys think you should do light weight, high rep stuff and end up just getting a less effective cardio workout in, use up glycogen stored in muscle and start breaking down muscle tissue and using amino acids for energy.
Need to focus on compound exercises like squats, deadlifts, pull ups, dips, bench press, rows, etc. that stimulate the greatest amount of muscle fibres and triggers the release of more natural Growth Hormone and anabolic hormones to repair and rebuild the muscles and body bigger and stronger and ramp up your fat burning metabolism.
Mistake #3: Doing Wrong Cardio
Slow, long steady state cardio, is not only boring, but also could be making it harder for you to lose weight especially from the hard to lose abdominal area.
These long duration cardio bouts increase cortisol levels in the body and lower testosterone and anabolic hormones which can damage your metabolism – making it more difficult to burn fat and easier to store it.
HIIT combining intervals of all out intensity with moderate recovery periods is way more efficient 15mins = 45-60mins traditional cardio and triggers higher Growth Hormone Release
Bottom Line on Getting 6-Pack Abs For Gamers
Avoid these 3 simple mistakes and you’ll be well on your way to getting those ripped abs you’ve always hoped for.