One Meal a Day to Six-Pack Abs 040: Can I get abs without doing abdominal exercises?

by David

in Health & Fitness

challenge yourself and get flat absThis is Day 40 of my challenge to get a 6 pack.

At first glance it doesn’t seem to make sense that I’m trying to get six pack abs without doing any exercises for my abdominal muscles.

I imagine that most people trying to get a six pack are busy working their mid-section like crazy.

Not me. I want to wait and see what I’ve got first before I start sculpting my abs with exercise.

I don’t much like the idea of working blind. The fact is I still have too much fat to get any clear idea of what’s going beneath the fat!

Why does it matter to me?

Well, I want to see my progress. I want to see what all the different exercises do for me and I want the option to change what I’m doing if I don’t like the results. I wouldn’t be able to do that working blind.

There’s a specific level of development that I’m looking for or more accurately a level of development I want to avoid, i.e the overdeveloped look.

I don’t want freakishly over developed abs. Partly because I don’t like the look anyway, but also because I have no plans to bulk of the rest of my muscle mass to outrageous proportions… so it would look very odd. (This is all assuming I have the raw materials and the genetics to make it possible.)

To be fair, I know I’m in no real danger of having and over developed abdomen, but it’s important to me that I have control over the process.

Besides, if you’ve been following my diet progress for a while, you’ll know that I haven’t been exercising (other than walking and a few push ups).

So the question was, can I get abs without doing abdominal exercises?

I believe so. I don’t think they’ll be well defined but I believe that when I get the body fat low enough I’ll be able to see distinct muscle groups.

If you’ve been following my diet progress for a while, you’ll know that I haven’t been exercising (other than walking and a few push ups).

But I am active. I do a lot of housework which involves a lot of pushing, pulling, bending, lifting and carrying. I also have a theory the kind of walking I do, with the undulating and challenging terrain gives my core a reasonable workout. We’ll see!!

Fat Loss Photo’s

This is me today Sunday 11 March 2012 looking bloated after my cheat day:

day 40 sixpack diet

This is me on the 1st day of the challenge:

day 1 six pack abs challenge

And at 205 pounds

205 lbs overweight

More diet related posts:

Six-Pack Abs Challenge

One meal a day diet

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