There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t want to free his waist from fat and to obtain the ‘six pack abs’. Training the abs is useful for the development of the musculature of the abdominal wall, but no matter how well they are defined and formed the extra subcutaneous fat will never show them out if we don’t follow the necessary dietary restrictions.
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“ABS are made in the kitchen”
Unfortunately fat is unequally distributed in some people and concentrated mainly in the waist region. So there is no given percent of fat which we should reach to show the six pack abdomen. In order to gain the so desired ‘six pack’ you should get rid of the unnecessary fat covering them and this is obtained not only with abdominal training. You need a complete plan, focused on burning fat, in order to reduce the subcutaneous abdominal fat and it has at least three components: dietary regimen, cardio and strength training and each of them should be individually set.
Since most oft he top bodybuilders today, regardless of stature, are massively developed for their body size, the most important goal of abdominal training has become definition. This involves two things-training and developing the abdominals and reducing body fat sufficiently to reveal the muscularity underneath.
When I got into bodybuilding most competitors believed in something called spot reduction, and there are a lot of people who still think this is possible. Spot reduction refers to training a specific muscle in order to burn off fat in that particular area. According to this idea, to develop abdominal definition, you do a lot of ab training, lots of high reps, and burn away the fat that is obscuring the development of the abdominal muscles. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work. When the body is in caloric deficit and begins metabolizing fat for energy, it doesn’t go to an area where the muscles are doing a lot of work in order to get additional energy resources. The body has a genetically programmed pattern by which it determines from what adipose cells to access stored fat energy. Exercise does burn calories, of course, but the abdominals are such relatively small muscles that no matter how much ab training you do you won’t metabolize nearly the energy you would by simply going for a walk for the same amount of time. But this is not to say that training a given area like the abs doesn’t increase definition. As I said, the abdominals get a hard workout when you do heavy exercises, but what they don’t get is quality training – that is, isolation, full-range-of-movement exercises. Movements that do this bring out the full shape and separation of the abdominals instead of just making them bigger. So although training the abs like this doesn’t do a lot to reduce the fat around the waistline, it does create very well defined muscles that are revealed once you are able to reduce your body fat sufficiently by means of diet and aerobic exercise.