Ask the Trainer: Abdominal Muscles
Question: I’m wondering why it’s so hard for women to get abs? I try working on them everyday but I see no results.
Answer: I get this question a lot from men and women. The fact of the matter is that we all have a “six pack” if you take the fat layer off between the abdominal muscles and the skin. Being able to see your abdominal muscles has more to do with losing body fat around your waist with cardiovascular exercise versus crunches. Although doing crunches or abdominal work is great for strengthening the core and lower back strength, good nutrition and cardiovascular exercise is the key. For abs try working them three days on and one day off. They need some rest to repair like the other muscles on your body.