Saturday, February 29, 2020

Why The Male Abs And Female Abs "Six Pack" Quest May Prove Difficult For Some (Part 2) :

Why The Male Abs And Female Abs "Six Pack" Quest May Prove Difficult For Some (Part 2) :

There are answers, but the quest may prove difficult. Here are the basic rules for "six pack" abs:

- Genetics - be born a man. Men are genetically able to develop big muscle and they typically have a lower body fat % then a woman

- Diet - make it lean and healthy

- Abdominal Exercises - Do them properly, with good form and choose the ones that target all the abdominal groups.


Having a low body fat % will allow you to see what is underneath that extra layer of fat tissue and best way to lose fat is to burn more calories than you take in. Create a fitness plan that gives you a good cardiovascular workout, mix in a good strength training routine, and stick to a lean and healthy diet.

For both men and women, functionality of the abdominal muscles is of great importance especially as we age. Start a Pilates routine to maintain balance, bone health and to remain standing tall as you age.

ACE, the American Council on Exercise, recently came out with a study showing the 6 most effective abdominal exercises. Guess what? Pilates has it covered. Each of those 6 exercises for abs has a sister exercise in the Pilates method of exercise.

It's the smaller postural and supportive muscles that get over looked when the focus is on how a body looks rather than how a body works. Bodybuilders work hard on the big superficial muscle groups and they typically have weak smaller muscle groups, which may lead to an imbalance in strength.

Pilates ab exercises work on those smaller, more functional muscles as well as the bigger superficially placed muscles. Pilates will help men achieve well-defined male abs.

There are no differences between a male abs workout and female abs workout. Both need to be balanced workouts consisting of well-rounded exercises that are executed properly.

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