Many people WANT to reduce fat in specific areas (which is a perfectly natural desire), but many weak-willed instructors give them what they want, even if it is factually incorrect. And I suspect that many good instructors are tired of seeing people gravitate to "upper and lower ab" merchants, and feel compelled to include this in their dialogue, even if their actual exercise routines are properly designed and intended to work the entire core.
There is a lot of money to be made by just giving people what they want. Sadly, there is not nearly so much money to be made in educating people.
PS. And I guess that the appearance of a SIX pack makes it look visually as though there are several different muscles there. So it can seem a bit counter intuitive that it is one muscle.
Edited by: MOTIVATED@LAST at: 6/28/2013 (11:31)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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