Abs October 09 2013

A flat, hard stomach. Remember in grade school, when kids - maybe you, maybe you're friends, or maybe you were above it all -used to challenge other kids to hit them in the stomach? That might be a primordial instinct. It doesn't go away. So now, when you're older and theoretically no longer in grade school, perhaps you're trying to get rid of a gut or to get the elusive six-pack look. Whatever the reason, as long as we've got fitness magazines and vanity and women, abs will remain central, literally and metaphorically, to a good body. On a more practical level, your stomach muscles support your back and your spine. That is to say that abs are important for more than the beach.