How to GET ABS & Engage Your Core | FIX These Mistakes + Tips

Hey everyone, welcome back to my channel So you guys have been so motivated from my recent results video and I keep getting messages About how to engage your core and your abs and also how to breathe properly So in today’s video, I’m gonna tell you guys the do and don’ts for some abs exercises It is really important to know how to breathe correctly Correctly if you want to get that tight abs and not bloated abs before we get into after it, I’ll touch on some common mistakes first, but do me a favor and smash that like button also drop me a comment down below on how many of these you’re guilty of and let’s start with number one Not doing enough ab exercises You should be training your abs at least 5 times a week and up to 7 times if that’s possible I get a lot of comments of people saying you can’t train your abs every day You’re not gonna see the results, but the truth is our abs can handle the frequency and you need to train them up So I put up 3 ab workouts recently with the latest one being the plank challenge So I suggest you to try to increase a plank challenge at least 5 to 6 times a week, that workout Is gonna really help you to train your core muscles and that’s gonna help you to tighten up your waist So I’ve already started getting tons of comments from people who has done it for less than week So do consider adding this to your schedule. The second mistake is that you’re doing only ab exercises. Look, that’s great But if you want to get results You need to do full body workouts or hit workouts or resistance training And that’s the reason why my full program has full body workout and also hit workouts And if you prefer resistance training you can do that too And just add your abs workouts on top of that. Number three is that you’re cheating on our ab reps Don’t be a cheater guys. Don’t do a half-arse job Don’t be afraid to take a short break if you can’t do it in good form It is better for you to do 10 good reps instead of a hundred shitty reps. And the last common mistake here is that some people don’t know how to breathe right. Basically when you breathe in, Breath into your stomach, your stomach, not into your chest and when you breathe into your stomach, you can engage your core a lot better You’re gonna get so much more out of your workout. And now let’s try it with some exercises. There are eight exercises I’m gonna show you guys today. And the first one is plank. Here’s what not to do One of the most common mistake is that you’re arching your neck. Don’t arch your neck or tense your neck Your neck is going to be sore also Don’t go all relaxed and droop down your butt or poke it up and that’s when your abs and inner core which is a transverse Abdominis, it’s not engaged. Don’t take little breaths or hold your breath You’re just not gonna be able to activate your core as much with little shallow breaths Or if you’re holding your breath you might get all dizzy, and here’s how to do a good plank Make sure you keep your neck long elbows directly below your shoulders squeeze your glutes together and press your legs together so that you can focus all your energy on your abs and this will let your abs to do most of the work Now breathe in through your diaphragm into your belly and your belly is going to inflate That’s going to push your diaphragm down and create pressure in your core and that’s gonna create core stability now breathe out and as you breathe out cinch in your abs by pulling it in and Squeeze your abs and that’s how you’re gonna turn on your core helping you to get your core engaged Make sure you take a deep breath and don’t hold your breath Don’t drop your hips down and you can do that by squeezing your glutes together and your inner core engaged So that’s gonna create tension throughout your core to your butt. So your spine stays neutral So this is why plank with good breathing technique can be so good for your core strength because it’s training you to engage your inner Core which tightens up your waist area and also the surface part of your abs If you can’t do a low plank you can do it on your knees first or high plank Make sure your spine stays neutral and when you’re more advanced you can do on your elbows It is so much harder on your elbows because your chest it’s not gonna do much of the work and you’re relying more on your abs also, it don’t arch your back like so you’re going to injure your back and this is why some people Experience lower back pain from plank workouts. And now we have one leg downward dog and this is one of the exercises for my plank challenge, just like plank make sure you don’t poke your back up or droop your butts down, do it slow and control So to do this take a deep breath in as you lift your leg up behind you And breathe out as you bring your leg in and squeeze that ABS This is going to work your inner core and your outer core at the same time Now we have body saw which is one of the exercises from my plank challenge and here’s what to avoid Don’t do it superfast. We are not competing here. And also don’t poke it back up We are not trying to fight here guys So to do body saw it is just like plank breathe in and out as you move your feet back and forth This is a little harder as you really need to focus all your energy on your core because your legs are moving So you need to make sure you keep your core tight So focus on breathing right and squeeze their abs and that’s gonna really help now reverse crunch This is one of my favorite exercises that I like to do Don’t use your arms or elbows to push your hips up. And also don’t use your hands to push your back up. Don’t cheat guys Don’t do it super fast and be sure to lift your hips high enough. Don’t do pathetic little lifts Also, don’t arch your back when you’re doing this and this is why some people get lower back pain from at workout and don’t forget to Not swing your legs – and here’s what you can do to improve your reverse crunch Press it back into the ground. Remember to take deep breaths And as you breathe out lift your hips off the ground using your core muscles bring your legs to the original position as you breathe in and Try not to swing your legs use your core to keep them stable Also, make sure you lift your hips off the ground high enough if you’re just doing little lives It is way too easy, and you won’t be working much of your abs So here’s one of my favorite exercises – and that’s in and out so make sure your chin is not tucked down like so or looking down and Don’t do it super fast because you won’t be engaging your core dissuade do it in a full range of motion and not the other Ones like this. This is just way too easy Another mistake is that you’re not breathing properly and taking little shallow breaths or even holding your breath You’re not engaging your core as much when you do that And there’s also a really high chance that you’re gonna pass out If you don’t breathe, we need our oxygen guys So to do it right have your chin up like so and look forward take a deep breath in as you extend your legs and breathe out and squeeze your abs as you bring your legs in this way you can really engage your core the breathing in and out method is gonna really help you to learn to engage your core and Remember to squeeze the ABS. And next we have crunch, don’t pull your neck with your hands Don’t do that to our poor neck. Don’t round your elbows like so and don’t look all the way down and also, don’t look all the way up into the ceiling because that’s gonna hurt your neck and again don’t arch your back and don’t hold your breath. All these I’m not gonna allow you to have a full range of motion And also you can’t engage your abs as well. Now, here’s what you can do, press your back into the ground take a deep breath in and now exhale slowly and crunch up with your eyes looking forward and not looking down or up in the Ceiling and now as you crunch up Pull your tummy in and squeeze their abs think of you pressing your apps in and don’t think of lifting your neck Think of lifting your chest with your core muscles knock your neck muscles and that’s the reason why your neck hurts Now as you come back down breathe in remember to take deep breaths, so you can rest your hands behind your neck which is gonna make it more difficult because it’s adding more weight or you can put it on your lap to assist the movement and make sure your eyes are looking forward so for Bicycle crunch it is so similar to crunch just make sure you don’t arch your back and elbows not round it as well Arching your back for ab workouts is just bad bad bad and also don’t do it super fast like so because you’re not really gonna engage your core and you’re not really working your abs and Here’s what you can do to engage your core better make sure you take a deep breath in each rep breathe out as you bring your leg in and Breathe in as you extend your leg and do it slow and control and the last exercise we have here is leg raise again Don’t arch your back. This is just how people enjoy their back and have lower back pain you’re also not really gonna engage your abs when you’re doing that and don’t do it superfast because again, You’re not really engaging your core when you’re just like swinging your legs up and down and now here’s what you can do to improve your leg raise. Press down your back into the floor and breathe out as you lower down your legs breathe in as you lift your legs up again And do it slow and control and feel that burn and this is just so much more difficult if you’re still confused Imagine yourself getting punched in the stomach while unprepared, that’s when your stomach & abs aren’t engaged. That’s when you’re tensing and engaging them and this should help you be more familiar Alright so those are my tips on how to get the most out of your abs work outs and hopefully by the end of this video, You know how to engage your core better, and let me know if you have tried it and whether you feel it more in abs Whether your abs workouts a little bit harder and don’t be too pressure if you can’t do all of this correctly Practice makes perfect. And so what if you make a mistake it is, okay. Alright, so Yeah, don’t forget to smash that like button and subscribe and turn on notifications So you don’t miss my new video. A new program is coming up very soon! So stay tuned for that! See you guys in the next workout or video

100 Replies to “How to GET ABS & Engage Your Core | FIX These Mistakes + Tips

  1. Hi. When I do exercise like bending my right leg, theres a sound like my bone is cracked. Is it normal?

  2. I lost 0.5 inch with my waist within a week doing planking. Just done it 2-3 times in a week then full body workout. I'm on my 2nd week!

  3. I've been working out wrong for the past two weeks. I learnt so much today! And yes i started fresh with your flat ab program 🙂 thanks a bunch👸❤

  4. Thank you! I train at home and this videos are really helpful. Today I started the Flat belly program and I am so excited ❤️

  5. this helped me so much!! especially with reverse crunches i don’t rly know the proper form haha… sometimes when i do reverse crunch the part of my back that curves against the ground starts to hurt— do you have any idea why?

  6. Does it matter whether u do a cardio workout or an ab workout first? Is it better if u one after the other?

  7. I just love these Abs work outs.they are so much fun and really tone my stomach. 😍 I'm in love with the abs work outs. Thanks clo. Ur the best. 😘 💖

  8. Does dancing count as a full body work out? Cause I do that alot to heat up my body and I also work on my abs too after I'm done dancing. Lol which is why I'm always on ur ab vids more. XD

  9. I’m sad because I just got sick and can’t get a chance to try these out 🤧🤧 great video tho 🤠

  10. This is very helpful Chloe! Thankyou for this! I've been watching you and using your workouts since day 1. Love you girl!

  11. Hey chloe! Can you do a 10 or 15 minutes hiit workout? (For burning belly fat) some workouts are a little too long for me and I don’t have enough time, it would really help if you could do it 💓💖💕

  12. hey chloe i am doing your 30 days flat belly workout. i just want to know that can i take shower just right after my workout?

  13. Thank you for this video Chloe! Sometimes I felt like I was working my abs more than other times but didn’t know why now I know!

  14. Really appreciate you to do this video for us!! I have been doing the wrong way that's why i always wonder why i dont see result and stopped me from doing all the workouts! Really love all your videos!! Keep going Chloe!! 😘💞

  15. I’m planing to do your flat belly workout plan but, I want to know what would you recommend a skinny fat person to do regarding diet. Should I eat in a deficit (15%) or maintenance calories?

  16. When I do leg raises, I know I have the right form and my abs are engaged but each time I lower a leg my hips "pop" and I don't get why

  17. Do you have any tips to avoid arching your back when doing reverse crunches, Russian twists, etc? Because the lower back pain can really ruin a workout haha

  18. Holy cow! This changed my entire life! My abs are on fire after every workout, just because I am finally breathing right.

  19. 😂😂😂 I'm guilty of using my hands to push my butt up during reverse crunch especially when I'm tired…. This was super helpful 😊

  20. Chloe thank you so much for this video! It helps me a lot! ❤ My back really hurt and I didn't know why. I tried it while working out your fbw and it really helped me. 😊

  21. Hey Chloe, I love your workouts! Thank you for putting together the free 30 day flat ab challenge! Also the lovely colors you wear and your pretty accent help me stay calm and focused😊 💪❤

  22. When I try to do the breathing properly I get all shaky, does anyone know if this is a sign of error or something ? I’d be really grateful for any help

  23. I started to hate doing ab workout because I'm afraid that I don't breath, squeez, and engage my core correctly after I saw this video about the common mistakes. some of the workouts I can really feel the burn and some of them I don't. help me please I'm so confused :((((((((((

  24. I tried to push my back onto the mat while doing leg lifting but my backs still hurts!!


  25. Honestly, I feel this video wasn’t helpful. When Chloe was demonstrating what not to do, I feel like she over-exaggerated, and no one does it like that. No disrespect, I just wanted to share my feedback😊

  26. I love the guy punching your butt and abs😊
    I'm also glad I just found your videos! You're a real person just trying to help people stay fit.
    Most of these other girls have click bait, or you have to pay for their videos.
    So thank you for being real💞

  27. I cant do any of the work outs you post becauae they are too loud and everyone will hear me 😭😓😭

  28. I feel like this is one of the most informative ab videos there is cause it made me realized how much I fricken breathe wrong, nonetheless THANK YOU

  29. Guys just wanted to let you know I was arching my back while doing this type of exercises and now I have been feeling pain in my lower back for 2 months and it's hell. I can't do anything, my back hurts if i walk for 2-3 hours, I can't go to volleyball and do P.I.. I have tried everything and nothing helps, my family thinks I am faking it… don't do that guys. Do it correctly even if you can do just one rep, it's more effective and you won't have problems like i do. Ly❣

  30. I feel bad now that I didn’t watch this one before doing the summer shred 😣 will definitely use these going forward

  31. I think i have been arching my backs during the workouts. That's why I don't really feel my abs sore after the workout.. 😢😢Its hard to keep the back flat though 😜😜

  32. I had all of these problems and needed help to fix them but my number one question wasn't answered :/. How exactly do you tighten your abs doing the workouts i hear people say "Don't push out your stomach" and then I hear "Don't suck in your stomach" so I am really lost at how to tense them up.
    I've been working out and eating healthy but my stomach is still bloating looking and extends outwards, I'm an overall skinny person my stomach isn't. My stomach is basically how Chloe's looked on her first day of the 30 day challenge and I did it but my stomach isn't any flatter. SO if ya'll so of any way to tighten them please tell me! <3

  33. This is great, it really helped. Could you please please please do the same but for glutes/butt exercises? I have a lot of trouble with those.

  34. I just don't know how to press down my bag while I lower my legs does anybody have a tip for that? It always just "pops up"🤔😕

  35. Chloe, I don’t have a mat. I have to do most of them on a bed. The mattress is moving. It’s a firm one, but still… I think this might be the reason why my lower spine hurts a little bit SOMETIMES. I also used to exercise with a weighted hoola hoop for WAY too long at a time. What should I do?

  36. Chloe youre such a HUGE inspiration for me youve inspired me to (hopefully lol) start working out more and living a healthy life style! I love you and keep up the hard work! <3

  37. When making your regular videos, could you say when we should be inhaling/exhaling? That would make it much easier for me to learn to breathe the right way

  38. on the leg raise, when I lower my legs down, my back comes up slightly even though I tried to focus on my abs and stomach. Any recommendation?

  39. hey chloe, so
    i tried to breathe correctly, but there was when I got dizzy. I don't know, I feel like my mind can't process that much informations, like: engage your core, breathe correctly and focus on your exercises. I don't know if it's just me, but anyways. I am dizzy and my neck is still in pain :/ can you help me?
    (english not my main language, sorry bout any mistakes)

  40. Vc precisa aprender português pois achei vc aqui e amei vc e seu treino e vou começar ele hoje mesmo e em 2 semanas volto com meus resultados ….bjos do Brasil 🥰😍🤩😘

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