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Flat Abs

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by AC37, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. AC37

    AC37 SystemicAnomaly

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    I have to admit, abs seem to be my one problem muscle group. I would really like to have a flat stomach, but I haven't found something, device, routine, or otherwise that works yet. Anyone have any recommendations? TIA. :)
     
  2. DBradD

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    I assume that you've done the obvious already--uncovered the muscles by removing the fat. I used to think that I had ab problems, but I lost a bunch of weight and shazam, all of a sudden I had decent abs.

    As for exercises, I like hanging leg raises and declined situps. Even though they're popular nowadays, I get very little out of crunches.
     

  3. 10-32

    10-32 Here, hold this

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    <------------ Needs to "Uncover" abs.






    +1
     
  4. semperfiostoj

    semperfiostoj Brutal Candor

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    The key to defined abs is exercise+DIET!
     
  5. mrwiggins

    mrwiggins lookout ladies

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    abs are always a problem. you have to do something i'm not willing to do.... put the beer down ;)
     
  6. AC37

    AC37 SystemicAnomaly

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    Actually, no, I do need to uncover them. As for the beer, I drink in moderation, and beer is something I do not drink at all.
     
  7. DBradD

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    Abs are 90% bodyfat, 10% muscle. If you get your bodyfat low enough, around 10% for men, it takes very little stomach-specific exercises to get nice abs.

    For most people, 10% bf would be regarded as "skinny". You'd have a thin layer of subcutaneous fat, but no pockets of fat like love handles.

    With a good diet,exercise regiment and patience, anyone can get there.

    NN
     
  9. DBradD

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    Unless you bend forward or sideways to squish all the fat into a roll. ;)
     
  10. nognig

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    Stop it! You'll give people a complex.

    After dropping from close to 25% body fat down to 12%, it's amazing how low you really need to go to have a firm body. I used to think I was skinny at 15%, but now at 12%, I still have little love handles and jiggly parts of my thighs.

    NN
     
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    I have no clue at what level one must get to be rid of all those little squishy spots. I dropped 34 lbs and a bunch of waist sizes a few months ago. The calipers said 9.5% in March and my scales lately say anywhere from 10.5% to 7.5% depending on the time of day. I still have a small roll in front and small love handles. I'm starting to think that it's probably not realistic for us mortals to have one of those absolutely lean midsections.

    Congratulations on dropping all that weight, BTW.