Perhaps. But what good is that? Let me explain:
First of all, there is a much more effective system for acquiring 6 pack abs, if that is what you truly want.
Second of all, are you sure that’s what you want? The muscle that shows through your belly is a superficial m
uscle called the Rectus Abdominus. It’s main function is to flex your ribcage towards your hips. In other words, if the only muscle you developed was the Rectus Abdominus (the muscle you target when you do crunches), then you’d turn into a hunchback.
Why not focus on strengthening your entire core? The result will be not ONLY 6 pack abs, but you’ll be able to stand up straight, be pain free (it hurts to be a hunchback!) and feel great about yourself.
So now you get it about the muscles. You’ve been working your entire core for a while now, and you are pain free and feel pretty good, but it might be nice to see those 6 pack abs poking through. How do you make that happen?
It’s not just exercise that’s going to get you there. It’s your diet as well. 6 Pack Abs are made equally through exercise and food management. Basically, you want to go super lean. Eat lean and you will be on your way to becoming lean. In a sentence, this means lean meats and veggies. Cool it on what I call the ‘fillers’. Even healthy fillers can pack on the pounds, so think about it before you eat that 9 grain bread. It’s not going to help you get closer to your 6 pack abs.
And I’ll throw in one more tip- my favorite exercise for a strong core. It’s my favorite because I also believe it to be the most effective. It’s called the plank, and it hits ALL core muscles at once, making it kind of intense. There are multiple ways to perform a plank. Here’s the wikipedia explanation, along with an example of a side plank. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plank_(exercise) Try one and time yourself for 30 seconds. Get it done!
If you need a little help getting your 6 Pack Abs and you want to do it the RIGHT way, I can help! I am offering a program called “6 Weeks to 6 Pack Abs” and it is kicking off NEXT Monday, April 22nd! I even have a little insurance policy in place to make sure you follow through. It’s called I AM GOING TO PAY YOU! Yes, it’s true- if you follow through on the program I am going to send you a BIG FAT CHECK in the mail. Curious how this works? You can read more at http://tinyurl.com/6wks6packabs
Your Fitness Coach,
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