If there is one male body part that both men and women can agree on, it's abs.
While most guys want to build huge, hulking muscles, many women insist that smaller, more aesthetic physiques represent the masculine ideal. Both groups, though, appreciate a body that's topped off by a tight, muscular six-pack midsection.
The proof is all around... who gets the most attention at the beach? It's the guy with the abs, whether he weighs 150 pounds or 250 pounds.
Even in physique competition, you will find great abs on the top guys in both the bodybuilding and fitness arenas. Heck, even powerlifters have solid abs, and you can see this especially in athletes with lower body fat levels.
So abs are important no matter what level of development you have or aspire to, but how do you go about building your own six pack?
Should you train abs every day? On a regular cycle with other muscle groups? High reps or low reps? Can you "spot reduce"?
And what about diet? What's the best way to eat if you want to walk around with ripped abs?
You also need to consider the usual suspects of exercise selection and performance, progression, recovery, and flexibility.
It seems like a lot to sort out for a relatively small muscle group, but there is help!
We have put together this series of articles to help you figure out what's right for you when it comes to building your six pack. It's your free online guide to chiseling a midsection that will take your physique where you want it to go.
Check back here often, as we’ll continue to add more, free abdominal workouts. New developments are happening all the time, and this is your home for hardcore ab workout tips.
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