How Many Muscles Make Up The ‘6 Pack’?

The muscular layer of tissue that envelopes our mid-section, or abdomen, is made up of four flat muscles including the internal and external oblique, the transverse abdominals and the rectus abominis.

Did you know… The rectus abdominis (better known as the 6 pack) is the most highly prized muscle group among aesthetic fitness enthusiasts! However, few know that the classic 6 pack is just one sheet of muscle that only exudes a 6, 8 or 10 pack shape because of the tendons crossing over it!

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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