Few aspects of a guy’s physique demonstrate a commitment to fitness like a ripped six-pack (case in point: Zac Efron’s abs), but odds are you’ve got it all wrong about abs. Unlike, say, shoulders or pecs, a guy’s abs are the first thing to be obscured by body fat—so even if your abdominal muscles are strong, you won’t see them unless you’ve also managed to chisel away the belly fat above them. Maybe that’s why there are so many myths out there about abs: different techniques, variations, exercises, and tips to work them out.
So we decided to cut to the chase and dispel six of the biggest six-pack myths out there.
See if you’ve got it all wrong about abs, then change up your game with these tips. In four weeks, the other guys will still be doing crunches while you reap the benefits of your updated training program.
Myth 1: The More Crunches, the Better
Let’s get this out of the way first: It doesn’t matter how many crunches you do.
Getting those crunches in doesn’t always do the trick. Seeing your abs is all about body fat, and you need to have 10% or less to see the six-pack. Here’s a guide to the four things you must do to achieve 7% body fat.
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