Kumail Nanjiani’s Abs Photo Begs the Question: How Do You Get Abs?

This week, comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani posted a shirtless photo on Instagram, revealing a new, ripped physique with visible, countable abdominal muscles. Nanjiani, in his post, explained that he decided to get jacked for his role in the Marvel movie The Eternals and credits his new look to a full year spent with the “best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world.” The photo is one part flex, one part admission that celebrities have access to resources that normies do not. Can anyone achieve ripped abs if they have the right diet and trainer? The fervor of Nanjiani’s abs is a good time to revisit the question: How much of your abs is in your control? Several factors contribute to the look of a person’s abdominal muscles. One factor is diet, hence the phrase “abs are made in the kitchen.” The logic behind this statement is that diet is the most important component for “revealing” the abs. After all, everyone has the muscles, but they will only become visible if they are not obstructed by fat. Exercise also plays a factor, as resistance training can increase the size of the abdominals, just like any other muscle. But other factors are completel...

Here’s how to get better abs in just 5 days – Lifestyle from Xposé

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