Six Pack Myths
Let’s get one myth out of the way quickly: targeted fat-loss. The reason that bicep workouts may show faster than ab workouts is because there’s inherently less fat store around the bicep than the abdomen. In theory, if all you did was train biceps, you’d start to see your arms get bigger and more defined. The reason you’re seeing this increased size and definition is NOT because exercising the biceps is losing fat. It’s because the size of the muscle is increasing, and there’s naturally lower-fat surrounding the muscle. The main point is that doing workouts will build muscle, but it will not target where you lose fat. The same goes for your abs. Doing ab workouts will help build muscle, and the act of exercising will help lose fat, but by training your core, you are not targeting where the calories are being burned from.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s take a look at some ab exercises.