Hunt for the Illusive Abs
Man's search for the illusive rectus abdominal muscles, more
commonly known as the abs. Has taking him/her to all sorts
of foreign places and conflicting opinions.
Firstly let me make a point of telling you. Straight off the
bat. That there is no such thing as "Site Reduction".
The Site Reduction theory says that if you want to lose the
fat off your stomach you do exercises that work that particular
bodypart. So people would do hundreds of crunches, leg lifts,
twists etc. Every single day at least 20 women ask me how
to lose fat off their hips, thighs or butts. And they look
at me with great anticipation for the magical exercise that
will solve this problem. This is a massive, massive myth and
I don't know how it got started. If you can find one female
in the world that has lost more fat off their thighs, hips
and buns FIRST!!. As opposed to losing fat FIRST off their
face, upper body and breasts. Depending on the woman's shape
obviously. I'll be a monkey's great grandmother. And as for
the guys, if you find one guy in the world. Come on any guy.
That has lost more weight off their stomachs FIRST!!. As opposed
to losing fat off their face, upper body and maybe legs. I'll
be a mongoose's second cousin. It just does not happen. And
if so it is so rare. I have not heard of it. And please, Liposuction
and Cosmetic Surgery don't count.
So the truth is you need to lose fat over the entire body
before your abs will secretly reveal themselves. And they
will only reveal themselves if they have a certain amount
of development. For example, a 10 year old kid will not show
great abs no matter how lean they are. Because they have not
got the muscle development yet. But most adults have a certain
degree of ab lean muscle.
I FEEL MUCH BETTER NOW THAT I HAVE THAT OFF MY CHEST
There is however a correlation between bloodflow and heat
to certain muscle groups and the way they respond to this.
But it is only slight. As a generalisation, our forearms and
calves are leaner and more vascular than maybe some of our
other bodyparts. The reason could be that they receive more
work during the day to day activities of walking and picking
up stuff etc. So there could be a little truth to the site
reduction theory. But it is only minimal.
now let's look at developing the Rectus Abdomonis or the Abs.
Now please we are only speaking about developing the muscle
now. Not how to lose the fat on top of them to reveal them.
There are two separate processes. The Abs are designed for
function more than size. So I have found the most successful
and quickest way to train them is just like any other muscle
group that you want to develop. By using resistance or weights.
Weights, especially cables, let you work your muscles through
a variety of angles by lessening your reliance on whichever
single angle gravity allows you. We are not speaking about
ridiculously heavy weights. Just enough so that you fatigue
around about the 12-15 rep range. The days where you did hundreds
of situps are over. I'm saying most things work. But we are
speaking most effective and quickest here.
Obviously, if you were overweight, a novice or recovering
from injury. Then your own bodyweight might be sufficient.
As is the case with bodyweight crunches etc. But as you become
leaner, there is less resistance to your muscles from your
decreasing bodyweight, leaving you with less results in the
Now as for losing the fat which hides the abs:
GET GOING ON DOING SOME CARDIO AND EATING TO QUICKEN YOUR
That's all Folks....