A 47-year-old member asked:
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I heard that not only working out your core, but low low body fat is the key to having washboard abs?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: There is truth to this because if there is substantial fat overlying the abdominal muscles, then they simply will not be clearly visible, no matter how well toned the underlying muscles are. From a medical standpoint, the most important thing is to mantain regular activity and exercise. Losing body fat can be difficult, depending on one's body type, but cardio exercises/diet are necessary.
Answered on Aug 12, 2013

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