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Does running give you abs?

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Running by itself does not create abs, although it is an excellent way to burn calories. A very lean and strict diet low on calories and high in protein is a necessity in building abs. In addition to aerobic exercise and eating well, the abdominal muscles need exercise as well.

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The abdominal muscles exist in every body; however, poorly conditioned do not show through the slightest of belly fat. Strong core exercises are an integral part of any workout regimen, including running, if having pronounced abdominal muscles is the ultimate goal. Having excess abdominal fat for both genders correlates with an increase in the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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