But, believe it or not, there are good reasons to build better abs.
To build really great abs it’s important, first of all, to understand what your abdominal muscles do.
The abdominal muscles contribute to the breathing process, especially exhalation. The abs help force air out of the lungs by depressing the thorax. Creating an effect similar to a back support belt, your lower back is supported when you lift something heavy or carry books around in your backpack.
The abs work together with the back muscles to maintain correct posture and stabilize the spine. More structurally, the abdominal muscles contribute significantly to a healthy back. Along with the back muscles and spine, they provide support for the whole body, and if they are weak then they will pose a problem for any kind of strenuous activity.
You can have the most toned, flat and muscular stomach, but it will not show if there is a layer of fat over them. To get killer abs, you need to do two things: lose fat and build muscle. You get this by dieting and exercising daily. So, by combining abdominal strength training with cardiovascular exercise that burns fat, and you’ll soon have the abs of your dreams.
If you build your abdominal muscles in the right way, then you will find that all other exercises and activities becomes much easier. If you are planning to get fit, the best place to start is with your core muscles, and this means getting the best abs you can.