The Science of Six Pack Abs
J Thoendell stashed this in Misc
There's a saying in the fitness community that "six packs are made in the kitchen, not the gym." That's an oversimplification, but it's mostly true. The fact is that we all have abdominal muscles, it's just that most of us can't see them under that lil' bit of extra padding. If you really want to expose those deep cuts that separate the muscles, you've got to burn off the fat.
If you wanted to get bigger biceps, you wouldn't lift a one pound weight 500 times, would you? No, it would take forever and it might make the muscle stronger and firmer, but it wouldn't make it bigger (remember you can't see firmness through the padding, only size). Abs are just like any other muscle: if you want to increase size and power, add weight.
Fewer reps + More weight = Bulk
More reps + Less weight = Flexibility
Enter 25 lb of grand baby add in some Happy Feet & you get a very flexible Nonna who has a little pouch. I can live with that, it's all good =)
Well said, it's all good!
I really do enjoy circular references!
I enjoy circular references too. Wormholes on the Web are pretty great for future navigation.