Abs of steel

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    Nov 09, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    So i went to work out with a friend last week when we did his ab work out it was like a long process. I thought that it was a bit much. My ab work out consists of coming to RJ looking at a core workout and an ab work out and doing one of each whenever I lift. Usually i'll do 3 sets of ten of each.

    Now, i think i have great abs, but i've seen guys on here that have the stomach of something I only thought existed in my imagination. I've always blamed it on their genetics and diet icon_rolleyes.gif I was wondering if I'm doing a pussy ass work out, or if this is the best i can get without dieting.

    What are your guys opinions and what's your ab work out? icon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif
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    Nov 09, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    Abs are made in the kitchen.
  • hyperionx

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    Nov 09, 2010 1:44 AM GMT
    TMNT saidNow, i think i have great abs, but i've seen guys on here that have the stomach of something I only thought existed in my imagination.


    I don't know what you're talking about -- I think your abs look great!
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    Nov 09, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidAbs are made in the kitchen.


    Here here. When I go a week or two without sweets, but maintain my usual cardio and other regimens, I quickly start to see abs. That's likley unique to my body type/general health/etc...but to the point, I think it's important to learn how to eat for your body and how you want it to look.

    As far as the OP...if I had his abs...hell, I'd go eat a donut and call it a day!
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    Nov 09, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    hyperionx said
    TMNT saidNow, i think i have great abs, but i've seen guys on here that have the stomach of something I only thought existed in my imagination.


    I don't know what you're talking about -- I think your abs look great!


    TMNT's "abs" only?
  • allatonce

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    Nov 09, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    Um your abs are perfect. Whatever you are doing continue.
  • neosyllogy

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    Nov 09, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    Maybe give a more specific example of what kind of difference you're thinking of.
    I agree, from your pictures your abs look great. Especially for your bd%, which is more along the lines of an athletes bf% than a model's.
    ... That's my quick take anyway. If you were really into it maybe you could do some more oblique work. (?)

    It's worth noting that most people do higher rep sets for abs though, owing to slow-twitch biased fiber ratios in the abs. (I usually aim for sets of 12-20, personally; except for leg lifts.) That said you do explicit ab exercises far more than I; I only do it on average 3 exercises per cycle (~week). I do core intensive sports, and am likely to overtrain that group otherwise.
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    Nov 09, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidAbs are made in the kitchen.


    Totally not what i wanted to hear. I suppose i could eat a little bit less.
  • Ironman4U

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    Nov 09, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    Your ab workout seems really light but I think I'm jealous because you look great! Of course, I'm more than twice your age, so it's just a given that I'm going to have to work harder to achieve similar results (mutters under breath).

    I work my abs much harder than what you do. I did the kind of training you currently do now for many years which was always good for staying toned. I never got the definition that you have however. I switched about 18 months ago to doing 2 intense ab workouts a week (combine with leg workouts) and I noticed a big difference.

    I have a sample of my routine in my profile if you're interested in seeing what I do and the intensity of the workout.
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    Nov 09, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    It's also worth noting about model abs:
    Most models drink almost no water in the 12-24 hours before a photo shoot, to create skin shrinkage that causes the muscles to appear more prominently for the lights/camera.

    Thus real people abs usually look a little less "hard."
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    Nov 09, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    It is not only the whole dehydration thing but you are to flex the whole time during a photo shoot to make your abs look uber ripped.
    You look great, but i know what you are talking about. What is it that you are doing as an AB workout?
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    Nov 09, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidIt's also worth noting about model abs:
    Most models drink almost no water in the 12-24 hours before a photo shoot, to create skin shrinkage that causes the muscles to appear more prominently for the lights/camera.

    Thus real people abs usually look a little less "hard."


    No eating and no drinking... got it. This doesnt sound like the healthiest diet in the world
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    Nov 09, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    TMNT said
    RunintheCity saidIt's also worth noting about model abs:
    Most models drink almost no water in the 12-24 hours before a photo shoot, to create skin shrinkage that causes the muscles to appear more prominently for the lights/camera.

    Thus real people abs usually look a little less "hard."


    No eating and no drinking... got it. This doesnt sound like the healthiest diet in the world


    I didn't suggest it wise, merely that the illusion of perfect is achieved by those means. In the real world, we often are forced to work with what we've got, with an emphasis on work.