There are always a lot of myths about six pack abs and core training. Some of the latest are:
“Diet is 90% of your results”
“Abs are made in the kitchen”
“You are what you eat”
Blah blah blah…
Sure diet is important and all, and yes you aren’t going to get very far if you rely on exercise alone (for some goals), but saying that diet is the most important is just flat out wrong on so many levels.
This especialy goes for the coveted six pack abs. I promise you, that nothing, and I mean nothing you eat can promise you a nice set of abs. There is no nutrient that makes your abs “pop.”
Muscle tone in the mid section is created just like muscle tone over the rest of the body. It’s not enough to just torch some fat and get nice and lean. It’s also going to take some serious building up of the muscle underneath the layer of fat to create muscular contours rather than a smooth surface. This is especialy the case for abs.
They say that you can build up your abs as much as you like, but unless you melt off the fat then you’ll never see them. The same can be said for the opposite. You can melt off all the fat you like, but unless you build up those muscles then your muscle tone and definition will be only slightly noticeable at best.
This is why it’s important to still use a solid set of abdominal exercises. Things like leg raises, sit ups and various planks are still very much important towards carving out your mid section.
Because man cannot live on bread alone, and the same can be said for trying to just diet your way to six pack abs.