For some of us, the six-pack is in the cooler. But aside from looking really dreamy at the beach consider how much your abdominals really work for you. They basically keep you standing upright. Rectus Abdominis…. Get it? The lower thoracic and lumbar spine couldn’t possibly bare the weight of your rib cage, shoulders vital organs, and head without the abs. You’d be a flopping pile of mush.
Keeping these core stabilizers in working order is positively paramount when you think of what you’d be if you had none. It’s not about the washboard, getting ripped or toning up. No, it’s about posture and keeping spine in optimal alignment. And yes, a side effect of achieving this might mean totally awesome abs.