There is this fascination for six-pack abs among men.. and please do not take us wrong – there is nothing wrong in having six-pack abs! But is six-pack abs the testimony of a fit and healthy body? Not really! Let us explain why!?
The 6 pack abs muscle is one of the core muscles, called Rectus Abdominis. And we all have these muscles! Yes! All of us have a 6 pack abs!
The only problem, perhaps, is that our 6 pack abs are covered by fat and hence is not visible. Read @ http://nuvovivo.com/blog/you-have-abs/
When the fat composition percentage in our body drops to nearly 15%, these muscles will start appearing. Having a 6 pack abs means that the body fat% is low, or in other words – the person scores well in the body composition parameter of fitness.
Does it mean he is fit? Not really! There are 5 parameters to determine the fitness levels of a person, and low body fat percentage(body composition number) is just one among those 5 parameters. These 5 parameters are –
- Body Composition
- Cardio Vascular Ability
- Flexibility, Response & Stability
- Muscular Ability
- Just because a person does not have a 6 pack abs, it is wrong to say he is not fit.
- Just because a person has abs, it is wrong to say he is fit
In short, six-pack abs is just one of the possible indicators of the fitness level and it does not give a complete picture of fitness quotient by any means!
Published : [email protected] - 02/21/2020
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