In this article, we discuss the most searched for muscle by far, one that outstrips even the legendary biceps by a mile: Those awesome six pack washboard abs.
Every depiction of a hero, male or female, from Starlord to Wonder Woman, seems to have them. Well, perhaps not Sam and Frodo. But most definitely every one else.
How then, does one go about obtaining such an outstanding aesthetic blessing from the gods, which are powerful enough to crush villains with their mere presence?
Well, there are basically only two points you need to remember for obtaining six pack abs:
1. Don’t do thousands of crunches or sit ups
2. Work out every other muscle
Hold on! This seems very contradictory in nature. I won’t deny that sounds so, so allow me to elaborate.
The key point that you need to understand is that spot fat reduction does not work. The body simply does not work in that way.
What this means is that you cannot burn fat from your body in a specific place.
You cannot burn fat from your arms by doing bicep curls or push ups, you cannot burn fat from your thighs by doing squats, and you most certainly cannot burn off that beer belly by doing thousands of crunches every day.
Working out a specific body part merely builds muscle in that specific part. It DOES NOT burn fat in that specific area.
Instead, fat is stored throughout your body (in higher proportions in differing areas based on your gender and genetics), and is also burned throughout your body.
Every individual has abs (abdominal muscles), including you! If you don’t..then well you’ll collapse like a pile of goo because your trunk can’t support you.
Instead, what you should be doing is working to burn away that excess layer of belly fat in order for your abs to show. Ever wondered why those really scrawny guys have abs, and yet never worked out? Well, this is why!
So, how do you go about burning away that belly fat? Well, simply put, you’re going to have to work out the other major parts of your body, in order to burn as much fat as possible.
Bench press to get abs. Do squats to get abs. Do sprints to get abs. Do pull ups to get abs. Do everything to get six pack abs.
And while this is of course, an oversimplification, the fundamentals couldn’t be more true.
Continue to do your ab exercises, but never forget that they are but supplementary to getting that six pack, especially when you still have excess fat to lose.
And that’s about it! The process of getting six pack abs is simple, but as always, confusing because of the way the fitness industry loves to scam people. Put in the hard work, and before you know it, you’ll have a body worthy of entrance into the Justice League itself!
As always, if you’ve any questions at all, feel free to fire away. We were all beginners once, and there’s no such thing as a stupid question!
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