Just wanted to discuss a thought that I've been having lately:
When it comes to the ever-popular stomach muscle, we are always given the go-to advice of low body-fat etc etc
Why is hypertrophying the rectus abdominis not a huge talking-point as well? Am I incorrect in assuming if we were to hypertrophy(high resistance, low rep) the 'abs', they would actually become 'more easily' visible even at slightly higher bodyfat percentages?
I mean, the 'abs' rarely ever get isolated, unless we specifically do so, so wouldn't it make sense to isolate them and grow them, just like everything else? Why isn't this the number one advice?
I don't mean the bodybuilders etc, I mean when 'we' give advice to (total)'beginners' regarding 'abs'. Greene/Heath didn't have monsterous abs like that until they actually targeted them, right?
The only thing I could think of that makes sense for this is that a majority of people are clueless to how important diet/nutrition truly is in a body-comp scenario, so 'we' emphasize that point right off the bat.