By: Kim Katerba I know, I know. Everybody wants a six-pack. It's universally known in our culture that once you've got those sleek, rock hard, sculpted abs, you've made it. You are officially strong and undeniably in shape. Next to flexing big biceps, people love to flaunt well defined abs. But somewhere along the way in our fevered pursuit of the perfected washboard stomach, we started calling our abs our core. This is a big problem because our abs are most certainly not our core. And this perception that they are is contributing to a population in pain. Hear me out. When is the last time you heard of someone calling out of work because they threw out their abs? Just about never.