Pumping abdominal muscles and excessive weight loss can be dangerous for a woman's health. The chief physician of the medical center of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) Alexei Churshin told the Moscow City News Agency about this.
According to him, the desire to find "cubes" on the stomach can lead to menstrual irregularities, problems with fertility and psyche.
"Often there is a hormonal imbalance in the direction of relative hyperandrogenism - the predominance of the activity of male sex hormones, when a woman's figure and skin can resemble a man's," said Churshin.
He added that physiologically "cubes" are not particularly typical for women, not even for all athletes. They usually appear as a result of serious and professional training, for example, in gymnastics, athletics, bodybuilding.
Earlier, personal trainer Hannah Lewis said that belly fat cannot be removed by pumping the abs in the gym, since weight loss occurs with a calorie deficit and regular physical activity. Gym owner Richard Tidmarsh pointed out that even when these conditions are met, noticeable abs are out of reach for most people.