- Dec 3, 2010
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I think their motive is to gain more followers by telling people they don't have to do the more boring and painful parts of a workout. Fact is that 99% of the time the guy who's at x% bodyfat and doesn't train core is going to have worse abs than someone with the same bodyfat who does an ab circuit three times every two weeks.I don't think its completely wrong. If your bodyfat is above a certain level it doesn't matter how great your abs are, non one will see them. It's unfortunate that most 'influencers' don't like to use nuance because yeah abs (usually) become visibly due to diet but unless you've got great insertions/genetics its no harm to do an ab circuit every now and then. Although if you see the crap questions these guys get asked it is somewhat understandable why they tend to speak in absolutes.
I do accept your point about absolutes though, getting asked "what exercises will give me a 6pack" by some fat lad 10 times a day is going to make you more likely to preach anecdotes as gospel.