There are two basic areas of confusion when it comes to abdominal training. The first of these is that of the much sought after lower abdominals. Many people say that their upper abdominals are starting to really show, but the lower abdominals are not coming in at all regardless of how much training they do. These are also usually the same folks that are always on the lookout for the miracle lower abdominal exercise.
But if you look at the anatomical picture of the abdominals you can clearly see that the rectus abdominals is a single muscle running from sternum to pelvis. The lower abdominals do not exist.
The reason that the lower abdominal area seems to take forever to show is not because of your abdominal training but because mother nature has chosen the lower abdominal region as one of here favorite fat storage areas. I know, that blows, sorry to tell you.
So long story short, the lower abdominals ARE getting trained from all that time in the gym it’s just that you can’t see them under the fat! Just to prove a point, try this: lie on the floor and get ready to do some abdominal crunches. Take one of your hands and put it on your lower abdominal area and the other on your upper abs. Now slowly do a proper crunch and curl up vertebrae by vertebrae so that your sternum and pelvis are closing towards each other. You will feel both areas contract at the same time as you curl up.
More on this topic as time permits, until then, remember, abs are made in the kitchen, and so is pizza!
Thanks for reading,
” The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.”
Here is a good story from the LA times, enjoy and stay pain free!