I was doing my ab routine today when a gym buddy of mine mentioned that working the abs (with crunches, bends, etc.) will only make it wider as muscle grows.
I couldn’t really argue much with him because I didn’t know how correct he was. And he had good abs and doesn’t include ab work in his routine.
My goal is to cut fat in the mid section and end up with a V figure, so the comment somewhat bothered me.
I know there is not such thing as spot reduction and losing the belly width will be through diet and conditioning.
What I don’t want to be is unpleasantly surprised after losing belly fat to realize that the ab work made the remaining midsection thick.
If doing ab work is detrimental to having a smaller midsection/waist, how do you train so you have a good strong core (since I know it is important).