It’s time for another quick update, this time around the mid-torso region. Ah, the elusive six-pack. Upon examination today, I feel like I’m making decent progress, but much of the progress has little to do with direct ab exercise. In fact, I’ll use this time to discuss bodyfat and how spot elimination is a myth. Progress pictures after the jump!
Many of you may be familiar with Zyzz. He was an amateur Australian bodybuilder, but had an absurdly over-the-top online persona. I personally thought he was trolling the whole time, but I know some people were actually turned off by his ridiculous self-absorbed attitude.
So, why am I telling you about him? He was a hardgainer in all senses of the word. There are some videos around that depict his transformation, and as you can see from the picture, his physique was truly impressive. Unfortunately, about a week ago, he collapsed and died as a result of cardiac failure. Here is the sticky part though: about a month ago, his brother was caught with anabolic steroids. More thoughts after the jump.
If you haven’t read my About page, I’ll summarize by saying basically that I’ve trained ineffectively for about 10 years, but only recently have I experienced success. It is this newfound success, which I personally define as muscle-mass and strength gain, that has prompted me to start this blog and share my experiences and knowledge with you. I have several topics planned, but I’m also interested in what you would like to know, so please let me know in the comments!