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Test Your Abs IQ and Learn Some Ab Myths

By Joe Wilkes
From the Million Dollar Body Club - Join Today and Workout to Win!

  1. Female TrainingFALSE: Adding more weight and resistance to your abs workout will give you a flatter stomach faster. Actually, adding weight and resistance could give you a thicker midsection, which might not be what you're after. To get the coveted "6-pack," you need a combination of exercises to develop your abdominal muscles along with cardiovascular exercise and a reasonable diet to burn body fat. After all, no one's going to see your chiseled abs if they're buried underneath inches of fat.

  2. Ripped AbsTRUE: The rectus abdominus muscle is what gives you the 6-pack. This is the big muscle that extends from your rib cage to your pelvis and provides that underwear-model physique we covet. It may be the star of the ab muscles, but its supporting players, the internal and external obliques on the sides and the transversus abdominus around your core also need to get worked out to provide the posture that makes a terrific torso.

  3. TRUE: Some people genetically have better abs. Genetics can play a part in terms of body shape and the amount and type of fat-burning hormones that your body produces. But even though some people have a leg up in the gene pool, anyone can improve on what they were born with through diet and exercise. So less hating and more motivating—and your keg will be a 6-pack in no time.

  4. Shaun T's Class TrainingFALSE: Certain exercises will burn stomach fat more effectively. You can target certain muscles in exercise, but fat will burn off your whole body at more or less the same rate—even the places you want to keep the fat. So if you want washboard abs, you're gonna have to lose the junk in the trunk, too.

  5. Rick JamesFALSE: The term "hip hop" was coined by superfreak Rick James. It actually was believed to first have been used by Keith Cowboy, a member of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. Before that, the music genre was often referred to as "disco rap." It was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1982.
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