Abdominal exercises or just a healthy diet? Which one will make you get that dream six pack physique and not just a fat round belly?
“Perfect abs” a dream of all gym goers!
There is a famous quote in the fitness industry “Abs are made in Kitchen”. But is it really true ?
Just imagine if abs can be made through just healthy diet then why athletes spend minimum 15-20 minutes twice or thrice a week doing abdominal exercises in the gym?
It’s true, you need to drop your fat percentage to make your abs visible but dropping fat is only part of the whole story.
Well defined abs require two things, one of those things is well developed abdominal muscles and the second one is a low level of body fat.
No matter how well developed your abdominal muscles are, you won’t be able to see them if your fat percentage is high.
A famous abs myth!
You might have heard that performing few sets of squats and deadlift are enough for getting well defined abs and we don’t need to train abs directly.
But the sad truth is “Squats and deadlifts” doesn’t activate your rectus abdominis (six pack) significantly.
A research published in 2012 compared the effect of back and overhead squats and found that there is very less rectus abdominis activation during both of these exercises, while other exercises like front plank and straight leg sit ups has much more impact compared to squats on rectus abdominis.
Another research has compared effect of various abdominal exercises on activation of rectus abdominis and found that even push ups has much more rectus abdominis activation compared to squats and deadlift. Want to get serious about making your six packs dream a reality? Don’t just focus of tummy workouts or healthy diet, continue reading to know why!
After knowing the impact of squats and deadlift on six packs, we can conclude that we need to do some abdominal exercises directly. Get your belly ready for the perfect six packs training session!
Let’s understand now…
How to train your abs to get great abs definition
Now that we know diet and training are equally important for getting a well defined abs so it’s better to say “Abs are made in the gym but revealed in the kitchen”.