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Why do I need abs?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Having nice abs always being associated with bodybuilder, athletes or underwear models. Normal people like me i.e. working in office, shirt tuck-in etc do not really need abs. This is actually WRONG. We all need abs. Why?

You will live longer - With a smaller waist size that's associated with defined abdominals has been shown to be one of the strongest factors for avoiding health problems. Study after study shows that people with smaller waists have fewer incidences of heart disease, cancer, and numerous other diseases and conditions. The simple fact is that if you can drop inches off your waist, you'll add years to your life.

You will have a better sex life - A smaller belly means that you have less belly fat. Less belly fat means you most likely have better bloodflow through your arteries. Better bloodflow means that your sexual equipment will keep on functioning at peak levels. By the way, that's true for both men and women, as bloodflow is crucial for getting and maintaining erections, as well as for adequate lubrication for women.

You will stay away from injury - Evidence suggests that people with greater abdominal strength seem to have a body of armor that their counterparts don't have. A U.S. Army study showed that those with the most abdominal strength (as judged by number of sit-ups in a two-minute period) had the least incidences of injuries (compared to those who scored well in endurance and upper-body strength tests). The reason: A strong abdominal section helps you balance to avoid falls, it helps absorb shock when you do, and seems to offer a level of protection that knights would be proud of.

You will strength your back - One of the top reasons people visit doctors: Back pain. When you work on your core - that is, your abdominal muscles, plus all the muscles in the trunk, lower back, and hips - you'll give yourself the stability and structure to protect your back and avoid injuring it in the first place.

You will win - In virtually every sport, all of the power, speed, and strength that you generate during sports movement originates in you core. A strong core will get you from point A to point B faster, it'll help you hit the ball (or your opponent) harder, and it'll give you the foundation to win when the game's on the line. And isn't that what we're all after when it comes to our health - making sure you wind up on the winning end.

Research from - David Zinczenko is the editor-in-chief of Men's Health and the editorial director of Best Life. He is also author of the New York Times bestselling "Abs Diet" program.
Have I prove my point now? Let's workout the abs..

Posted by Tuan Rumah at 9:28 PM  
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