Martial arts teach discipline, self respect and respect for others.
The cutting up diet is similar to the bulking up diet.
I find when cutting up, circuit training works great.
There's really no such thing as perfect abs because when trained correctly, and if your body fat is low enough, then trust me - they will look impressive.
Very few people have what I would call 'textbook' abs, because the abdominal muscles are actually one flat hunk of muscle tissue, and the thing that gives people this 6-pack' look is this elastic-type tissue that runs across the muscle.
Click Image To Enlarge. Very Few People Have What I Would Call 'Textbook' Abs.
So, this elastic-type tissue stays pretty much the same size as long as your abs don't get too big. The bigger your abdominals get, the deeper the grooves - but if your abs start to get too big, then this elastic-like tissue will expand. So, it's important to keep in mind the intensity of your ab workouts.
Now about those 'textbook' abs: the only people that have those are the people whose elastic-like tissue isn't crooked.
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