Although it is certainly true that resistance is something you need to meet and push through, it is important to have an element of balance when it comes to exercising and improving your abs. While it is undoubtedly the case that you will gain nothing if you stop when it gets difficult, there is an equal necessity to be cautious of “overdoing it” when exercising.
It has been noted by experts on eating disorders that a number of anorexics tend to combine the process of starving themselves with a program of excessive exercise. And while many people will associate anorexia with teenage girls who are built like twigs, it is not unknown for training body builders to be prone to the illness as well.
Indeed, it is not so cut and dried that you can say the problem is one of not enough food and too much exercise. Some people can eat what would be a perfectly healthy diet for an office worker who cycles to their job in the morning and home at night, but do an amount of exercise that demands much more food.
It is entirely possible to exercise yourself ill. We all know that you can cause yourself an injury by exercising excessively, but you can certainly make yourself unwell in other ways – from dehydration to malnutrition and many more problems besides. Make sure you take a rest when necessary, or you can do yourself serious damage.