We always hear the saying, 𝘢𝘣𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯. But, the reality is they’re revealed in the kitchen, and still made in the gym. Just like any other muscle group, in order to build stronger ones, we need to train them.
𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬:
A low enough body fat to visibly see them.
Thicker muscle bellies that are more visible giving you that six pack appearance.
Some of this also comes down to genetics, the structure of your body, and many other factors we have little control over.
But while visible abs are great, the reason we actually want to train our core is a whole lot different.
And full honesty, having a low enough body fat to visibly see abs may not put your body in the healthiest or happiest state. (𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝟼 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘣𝘴).
So why train your core?
Your core is not just those 6 pack abs, it is the entire base of support for your entire body.
It includes your ab muscles, pelvic floor, the back muscles that stabilize your spine, and your diaphragm (your muscle used to breathe).
It helps with everything from posture, to balance and stability, rotational movements, and is one of the most common ways to prevent or manage low back injury.
Long story short… if you want to move well and stay injury free until you’re 90, a stronger core is going to allow you to do that.
So stop chasing those 6 pack abs and start focusing on health, longevity, and moving well.
Fuel your body well in the kitchen and trust with time your hard work will appear.
AND if you want to train your core with me, hop in our 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝐀𝐛𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞. I’m sharing a new workout a day, 5 days a week under 10 minutes a day. Join us here!
𝘈𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦? 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘦? 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘵?
P.S. This picture was my pre-surgery core and I’m working hard to get back there because I know I was at my healthiest, fittest, and most functional. One day at a time.