So, you’ve planned a healthy diet, found the right exercises and are looking forward to seeing your hard-earned six-pack abs in the mirror. The problem is, you’re not quite seeing the results you want. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that.
All humans are born with six-pack abs, but for most people, they’re hiding behind a layer of abdominal fat. Being able to see your six-pack muscles only indicates that you have a low body fat percentage. Working your six-pack muscles with specific exercises will help build them to be bigger and more defined, but other factors influence how well they are seen.
Here are four reasons you may not be seeing your six-pack as well as you’d like:
Doing a comprehensive, well-rounded exercise routine that effectively burns fat, strengthens your muscles and works the core is an efficient way to help you see the results you want – especially if you’re looking to see your six-pack. But remember, spot reduction is a myth and your body parts don’t “own” the fat that covers them. So, doing all your ab workouts correctly is just a small part of getting a body you love. When you’re standing in front of the mirror, take a second to be proud of your work from the inside out.