When you see an absurdly toned dancer or actor flouncing around a TV screen with their bulging abs showing, it is easy to come to the conclusion that they are simply showing off a look that will make some people find them attractive. It is equally easy to conclude that they look absolutely ridiculous, and to associate good abs with bad music. But there are good reasons to build better abs.
Your abdominal muscles are an essential part of your core strength. “Core strength” is a phrase used very often on sports casts both on television and on radio. A player who runs sixty yards leaving opponents in his wake one minute, and when he tries the exact same thing ends up falling over his feet, will often be dubbed as lacking “core strength”. So what is this core strength?
Well, the abdominal muscles are, as you will see if you stand in front of the mirror, around your center. 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. Building those muscles is not just a matter of making teenage girls buy your album, it is about being and feeling fitter.
If you build your abdominal muscles in the right way, then you will find that all other exercise becomes much easier. If you are planning to get fit all over, the best place to start is with the core muscles, and this means getting the best abs you can.