When you train to develop your six-pack, make sure you understand what is ahead of you. You may want to consult with a Coquitlam personal trainer to take you through the training. One mistake people make is to work out the core just to see the abs muscles. Genetics play a big role in developing visible six-pack abs.
It will therefore depend on your genetics for you to see these muscles. You should therefore not give up on exercises targeting the core simply because you cannot see the abs because you may never see them. The aim of working out the core should be to increase functionality while being able to reduce the risk of injury.
When you strengthen your core, you attain more stability and gain more control and coordination of body movement. Enhancing your core strengthens every aspect of movement in your body. This is one big win you can get even when you don’t develop visible six-pack.
Even doing thousands of sit ups every day may never result in having visible abs. These muscles are likely to be made in the kitchen meaning they require you to take the right exercises and above all have an extremely careful nutrition to make it happen. Therefore, if you can sacrifice that, then you can manage it.
Doing a lot of flexion movements such as sit-ups and crunches in the purpose of developing visible abs may actually result in more harm than good. When you do sit ups repeatedly while bending the spine, you are causing fatigue to the weakest link or the disc and this could result in spinal injury.
When working out the core, you need to focus on carrying and withstanding loads and not necessarily aiming at flexibility. This may not be easy for you to understand. The bulk of core exercises need to focus on core stability and not flexion. This may be achieved by loading the workouts with more tension. The core may be strengthened by preventing movement and this is called anti extension. Talk to a Coquitlam personal trainer and see how you can develop visible six-pack abs.