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Week 10 – Interesting Fact About Your “Abs”

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Abdominis, or people usually say “abs”. It is the part most people adore, the very first thing people define a person finiteness is if they have an abs. Fair enough for people who think that, since the abs is one of the hardest muscle group to show, it required a low fat percentage in the body to show the abs. Normally, abs will be protected by fat tissue that surrounded on waist, only a trained personal could relatively easy to show the abs definition. 

Source from: https://www.builtlean.com/2010/08/03/ideal-body-fat-percentage-chart/

Refer to the chart above, average men contain 18-24% fat and women contain 25-31% fat on their body. In order to make the abs visible on the body, normally it needs to cut down to 14% or below for men and 16% or below for women. It is not easy to cut down the body fat percentage to that level.  

Rectus Abdominis, Transverse Abdominus, Obliques

Source: http://www.pilatesfitness.com.sg/important-strong-obliques/

When we talk about abs, people may misunderstand the whole”front waist” part is”abs”. That is not true, in our body, the front waist is composed of three major muscle groups, Rectus Abdominis, Transverse Abdominus, and Obliques. To make a perfect Superman “abs”, it requires a variety of training. The most common exercise, sit-up, can only train the Rectus Abdominis. To build perfect abs, you need to more than just a sit up. (For the abs training, we will discuss in next week training session). Besides the aesthetic purpose, built abs can also protect you from injury. Not only muscles injury but also protect your organs inside the body. Don’t give up on your abs training just because you can’t see it at the moment. It is still secretly protecting you.  #Let’s train today!