Everything you wanted to know about your "Six Pack" beer belly, muffin top, or any way you are taking your belly these days. No surprises here, the "Six Pack" is a hot topic. It is a search phrase for more than 1.2 million times a month on Google alone. But there is more in your abdomen that your sexy six segments. In fact, that washboard is actually composed of a muscle, the rectus abdominis, which gets its "separation" of dense connective tissue called fascia. The muscles of the sides of your torso are also considered part of the abdominals: the external and internal obliques help you bend your torso from side to side and rotate upper body to the left and right. If all this is new to you, read on to see 11 essential facts you should know about abs.