Jul 26, 2007 10:16 PM GMT
I hear it everywhere: "I want clearly defined abs." Nearly every client I see wants abs. Many of the men on this site already have them or want them desperately. Many people work out to develop a body like those they see on magazine covers and put themselves through ridiculously strict exercise and nutrition regimines to try and get them. I recently posted a forum asking why people worked out. The bottom line from all those responses was that working out and developing a "fit-looking" body meant greater self esteem and happiness. I definitely agree with those ideas, but am baffled at the attention abdominals get and am hoping someone can enlighten me. When you do get a tight midsection, do all your troubles fall by the wayside? Is a six pack going to land you the man of your dreams? Will you get a bigger paycheck? What is this obsession with abs?