Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
It's true. Abs are made in the kitchen. At the end of the day, whether you're going to sport that six-pack or not comes down to choosing the egg whites & chicken over whatever tasty treats you had in mind. It's strictly an issue of discipline.
I will, however, attest to the ab wheel & cable crunches being effective ab exercises. Of course, the benefits are more about adding a "touch-up" to your abs after they're already visible.
Start with the dieting & nutrition. Once you're seeing your abs, then you can work the extra stuff for the touch-ups. Until then, your core should be getting effective workloads from squats, deadlifts, presses, and benching.