Originally Posted by initial_zen
I don't think a 6 pack will protect your liver that well. If a blow connects on the liver, it is going to hurt regardless.
They denser and thicker the muscle is, the more protected your organs will be. A 6 pack doesn't mean you have strong muscles, just low fat. Still, there's a saying that if a guys body looks soft, chances are his body is soft.
I got hit with a clean left hook to the liver sparring once. I didn't go down but I needed to take a break for like a minute or so. It's a horrible feeling, and if a guy has real power it's devastating.