The GreatestAbs Workout Ever
Unleash your abs with thisexclusive plan from
Get Fit, Stay Fit,
the sequel to the best-selling
By David Zinczenko
MEN WITHFLAT STOMACHSARE . . .
less likelyto developheart disease.
less likely todie of a ﬁrstheart attack.
less likely tohave erectiledysfunction.
less likely todevelop highblood pressure.
less likelyto developkidney cancer.
less likely tosuffer fromgallstones.
less likelyto developosteoarthritis.
less likely to diein a car crash.
A Canadian study of more than8,000 people over 13 years foundthat those with the weakestabdominal muscles had a deathrate more than twice that ofthe people with the strongestmidsections.
A stronger core supportsyour spine, so you can lift moreweight in every exercise. Casein point: Canadian researchersfound that men bench-pressed40 percent more on a stablesurface—which best supportedtheir spines—than on anunstable surface.
Research shows that men withthe best-conditioned abdominalmuscles—guys who can performat least 73 situps in 2 minutes—are ﬁve times less likely to suffera lower-body injury thanthose who can knockout only 50.
Tight lower-back muscles fromexcessive running pull your spineout of natural alignment. Strength-ening your abs can correct thismuscular imbalance, improvingyour body’s posture to allowit to function properly.