Few aspects of a guy's physique demonstrate a commitment to fitness like ripped six-pack abs. Unlike, say, shoulders or pecs, a guy's abs are the first thing to be obscured by body fat—so even if your abdominal muscles are strong, you won't see them unless you've also managed to chisel away your body fat. Maybe that's why there are so many myths out there about abs: different techniques, variations, exercises, and tips to work them out.

So we decided to cut to the chase and dispel six of the biggest ones out there.

Change up your game with these tips, and in four weeks the other guys will still be doing crunches while you reap the benefits.