Open any fitness magazine or just look at one of those blinking online ads and you’ll see the empty promises. “Get washboard abs in a week” or “the three foods to blast belly fat” or “one weird trick guaranteed to produce a six-pack.” The reductive promise of well-sculpted abs are used ad nauseam to sell countless products and services the world over. But it can't all be bullshit, can it? There are a lot of half-truths when it comes to obtaining a flat, toned stomach so we consulted a few experts to clear up some of the most common myths surrounding the storied six-pack.