with gyms closed in many areas and the cold weather forcing canadians indoors, wouldn’t it be great if there were an easy fitness hack to build muscle while we wait for the warm weather to return? unfortunately, the #japaneseabsworkout popularized on tiktok isn’t the answer.
cassey ho, a certified personal trainer and founder of blogliates, pushed back on this trend, saying she is “so sick of fake fitness information going viral on instagram and tiktok.”
in a video posted to youtube in 2015, fukutsudzi shows how to fold up a towel and place it behind your navel while lying down, however, this method seems to be intended as a treatment for lower back pain. later on, fukutsudzi also claims that that this movement could help with weight loss, according to health.com. at one point in the video women measure their waists and height before lying down on a rolled up towel.
development of a six-pack relies on the muscle that extends from the sternum to pubic bone, called the rectus abdominis. tendons stretch over the rectus abdominis, creating a series of ridges and valleys that form the bumps that make up washboard abs.
developing a six-pack is far easier for some than it is for others. individuals who have naturally bulkier muscles or more “fast twitch” muscle fibres may find it easier to see the characteristics of a six-pack, whereas those genetically predisposed to developing “slow twitch” muscle fibres might have more trouble, melody scharff, a certified personal trainer in new york city, told everyday health.
before embarking on a quest to lower your body fat percentage for visible abs, it’s important to speak to a registered healthcare professional. get your body fat too-low and you run the risk of increased injuries, constantly feeling tired and developing heart concerns or osteoporosis. females may begin missing periods (amenorrhea), while a male’s testosterone levels may drop.