This then, folks, is my blog for fitness, health and related stuff. Expect somewhat geeky stuff here. Plus my personal fitness journey outline will be visible to some extent.
It has been a great learning experience in my transformation from a nearly 38″ to a 32″ (and you know I am talking waist sizes here, don’t you?). For the record, I am still not in the six-pack class, with a few more months of hard work remaining for the fortunate few to fully visualise the coveted recti. If you didn’t get the last word, it is the plural for the word rectus, and of course we are talking of the rectus abdominis muscle.
Talking of the rectus, it is unfortunate that most people don’t realise that the more important muscle of the anterior abdominal wall is the transversus abdominis, and not the rectus abdominis.
Too geeky, all this anatomical jargon throwing? Get used to it!
The main function of the abs is to stabilise the spine, and in addition, they help us to move, twist, breathe and to flex the trunk. Unfortunately, the way most people train the abs is to flex the trunk against gravity or resistance (crunches, sit-ups, etc), and not do the rest. The recti flex the trunk, while the three flat muscles (the two obliques and the transversus) do the rest.
Any good trainer would tell you that forced, repetitive crunching is just the thing not to do. Why? Perhaps we will discuss this in a post in the future.
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