Myth 3. You can specifically target the lower abs
Fun fact: Each of the abdominals is part of the same large muscle, the rectus abdominus. That means they all work together, even if they look distinct on your body.
Despite being linked via several different nerves, there’s no way to really isolate any portion of the abs. Fortunately, you emphasize exercises that train that part of your abs muscles, just as you can emphasize different parts of other muscle groups with different lifts. Certain moves—such as hanging knee raises—hit the lower abs harder while still training the entire abs muscle.
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