I was reading MD the other day and there was an article where Branch Warren attritbuted his more streamlined waist to less direct ab training.
I was wondering - Do you think this worked for Branch simply because he’s a genetic freak, or do you think it could work for a normal guy? The reason I ask is because I have a very thick abdominal muscles, a combination of years of heavy deads/squats and genetics. My oblique muscles especially are very large and it really screws with my overall symmetry.
So what do you think? Will cutting back direct ab training help shrink the waist? Or was it just a placebo effect for Branch?