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Eight Pack Abs vs. Six Pack Abs - What's The Difference
By Joey Atlas - MS, Exercise Physiology, Creator Of:
Abs Of Stone, Core Of Steel

One of the most often asked questions I get from guys is “Joey why is it that some guys have six pack abs and others get eight pack abs?

Is it their diet, their workouts or what?”

In a nutshell here’s the defining difference between 6-pack abs and 8-pack abs...

If you take a look at this photo:

Eight Pack Or Six Pack Abs?
Eight Pack Or Six Pack Abs?

You’ll see what’s known as the Rectus Abdominus - these are the 2 strip like muscles that look like 2 pieces of flat beef jerky running parallel to each other, from the pubic area up to the sternal area…

Each strip has white lines running horizontally trough them - these are bands of connective tissue.

For most men - the top 3 bands (not including the top band/connective tissue where you see the muscles attach to the front of the rib cage) are what creates the six packs abs look…

But what about the bottom band? Don't all men have that same band?

Yes - we all do - but (now here’s where ‘genetics’ comes into play) - that bottom band - in most men - is sitting at the same level as the muscle - or very close to the same level.

See the ones above it? ...the ones that create the six pack look - are actually lying below the level of the muscles - and they create like a little valley between the individual ‘blocks’ of muscle.

So, since the ones at the bottom are at the same level as the muscles - there is no ‘valley’ - to create the separated look and hence you don’t see the eight pack - just a six pack - not that “just a six pack” is such a bad thing to have, right?

T
hat's the simple truth.

Some experts will argue that with “stricter dieting” and “harder workouts” - you can eventually get your six packs to become eight packs…

But if you’re like me: married with 3 kids (i.e. BUSY) - then we probably share a similar philosophy on this is...

"Just give me the six pack - I don’t need two more - I have a life to live and it’s not ‘in the gym’…"



 
About the author:


 

Joey Atlas, MS - Exercise Physiology, has been in the fitness industry since 1985. He has worked with clients ranging in age from 11 years old to 96 years old (yes, 96!). He has also been featured in numerous publications in Northeast Florida such as The TimesUnion, Ponte Vedra Lifestyles, The Jacksonville Business Journal, TPC Magazine and in several publications in New York such as The Daily Item and Westchester & Fairfield Weekend. Joey has also served as a consultant to Pepsi-Cola's Corporate Fitness Program at Pepsi's headquarters in Somers, New York.

He is the creator of the unique DVD workout series: Abs of Stone - Core of Steel - Unleash Your Perfect Midsection & Butt, Hip And Thigh Makeover

 

Abs Of Stone - Core Of Steel: Click Here For More Information On The DVD Workout Series

 





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