Ripped, chiseled abs are the holy grail of many fitness enthusiasts. Athletes aside, most people have abdominal muscles veiled by a layer of fat. Some of it is near the surface of the skin subcutaneous fat. Some of it is deep within the abdominal cavity itself visceral fat. The major muscle in the abdomen responsible for that washboard appearance is the rectus abdominis.
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Before and after images by Nicole Bazuin. There is a photo of Hugh Jackman that's been circling the internet for awhile. In the first shot, the actor is reasonably muscular with a flat stomach. In the second, Jackman looks like a cartoon character.
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You read magazines and see infomercials showing men and women sporting rock hard abs, and you want them, too. But, achieving a six-pack at any age — especially as a teen — can be challenging. The ability to do so depends on where your body is in its stages of development, as well as your genetic build. Some people just don't have the ab muscle structure or thin enough skin and tissue on their torso to show perfectly segmented muscles — this doesn't mean they lack strength, however. You can certainly try to get leaner through a healthy diet and build taut muscles with strength-training exercise, but don't expect results overnight. Men with six-pack abs usually have a body fat of between 6 and 9 percent and women between 16 and 19 percent. The same body fat percentages apply to the idea of a teen six pack, too.
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