You can zero in on your lower abs

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AB FACT The rec­tus ab­do­mi­nis (a.k.a. the six-pack) at­taches at the bot­tom of your ster­num and the crest of your pu­bic bone. It’s one long mus­cle, and you can’t iso­late just

part of it. “In all our stud­ies where you ac­tu­ally mea­sure peo­ple ex­ert­ing against a force, the up­per and lower rec­tus don’t work in­de­pen­dently,” says re­searcher Stu­art McGill, Ph.D., a pro­fes­sor of spine biome­chan­ics at the Univer­sity of Wa­ter­loo in Canada and au­thor of Back Me­chanic. “The rec­tus acts like a rope, and the ten­sion is equal all along the length of it.” If you’re try­ing to tar­get ex­tra flab in your lower ab­domen, do some high-in­ten­sity in­ter­val train­ing to amp up your calo­rie burn and then head to the mar­ket to buy healthy, whole foods. A com­bi­na­tion of se­ri­ous calo­rie burn­ing and clean eat­ing is the best way to get rid of belly fat (see Myth 4 for more on this).

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