Never- the- less, my six-pack is covered in a "nice' layer of padding and unless I take the advice I am about to dispense, I'll never see my six pack again- Is that so wrong?
For those in search of abs of steel, let clear up a few things:
- Spot Reducing Does Not Work- I know that I sound like a "broken record" (for those of you under 30, that means repeating ones self). Fact: any strength training of the core builds the underlying musculature. It does not get rid of the overlying fat.
- But....if you do want a six pack, strengthening is important so that the musculature is exposed and defined once the body fat is lost.
- Core Training should include the entire core-obliques, rectus abdominus, multifidus, erector spinae, quadratus, etc. That means exercises like bridging, chops, rotations, extension and flexion of the spine.
- DIET IS KEY- To see the "six pack" men need to be less than 10% body fat and women less that 19% give or take.