Myth #1: Some Guys Are Just Born with Six-Packs
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Sure, some men were blessed with super-high metabolisms and don't have to work as hard to stay trim. But the rest of us have just as much potential for svelte stomachs. "All humans have a beautiful set of washboards abs," says Cedric Bryant, chief science officer at the American Council on Exercise (ACE). "It's just that most men's six-packs are hidden beneath a layer of fat." The only way to get the chiseled abs your mama gave you is to lower your overall body fat through a healthy diet and exercise.