A lean, deeply chiseled set of abs is—without fail—right at the top of every M&F reader’s wish list. Quite often, the promise of a killer midsection is the only mental motivation they need to push through a tough workout or to chew through another high-protein, low-flavor meal. Yet in a recent poll conducted right here at muscleandfitness.com, an astonishing 46% of you said that abs and obliques are the muscles you tend to slack off on the most.
While diet is certainly the main factor in getting that shredded look in the middle, training your abs with regularity is also important. Regular abs training boosts your overall core strength, making you stronger on all the lifts that burn the most fat such as the squat, bench, and deadlift.