six packs!!!

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    Mar 27, 2008 2:58 PM GMT
    it's no to get my six packs icon_cry.gif
    I workout 5 times aweek 3 times cardio my nutriton is fine and the progress is very slow!
    10 months workingout
    i've take lepo 6 , animalcut!!
    so whot to do?? ineed help
  • jarhead5536

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    Mar 27, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    Abs are about diet and little else. Three or four ab exercises a day, every day (abs don't need rest like other muscles) and as little fat as you can possibly survive on...

    What you eat is more important than anything else when you're talking six pack...
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    Mar 27, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    jarhead5536 saidAbs are about diet and little else. Three or four ab exercises a day, every day (abs don't need rest like other muscles) and as little fat as you can possibly survive on...

    What you eat is more important than anything else when you're talking six pack...


    Jarhead, if you weren't spoken for, I'd ask for some private tutoring from you!
  • jarhead5536

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    Mar 27, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    My guy better behave himself I see. I won't tell him he has competition (yet!)...icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 27, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    dude, you are from Iowa and yet I can't seem to understand half of what you said.
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    Mar 27, 2008 9:06 PM GMT
    Your not giving us much information about what and how you tried to achieve your goal, or your diet.
    Without a little more info it's hard to help you out.
  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 27, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.

    You say your diet is fine, I am willing to bet it's not.
  • rusty_dk

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    Mar 27, 2008 11:12 PM GMT
    Everyone is right ya know...abs are all about your diet. You can train your arse off until the cows come home, but if your diet isnt an abs orientated diet then you can kiss the idea have having a six pack away.
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    Mar 28, 2008 10:19 AM GMT
    I eat 3 or 4 meals daily
    braekfast: apple and banana ....
    lanch: rice with meat or chicken
    protein shake
    dinner: lite meal
    protein shake

    supplenmt: animal packs, lepo 6, amino asids, CLA,
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    Mar 28, 2008 11:48 PM GMT
    Its a pretty simple equation really you just have to burn more calories than you are taking in
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    Mar 29, 2008 12:00 AM GMT
    That's why my brothers all have a six pack. They don't eat.

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    Mar 29, 2008 12:08 AM GMT
    nowehere near enough carbs there for a start and if anything sounds like you are eating too little for what you are doing so the body will strive to retain fat and indeed muscle
  • Artesin

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    Mar 29, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    Everyone says abs are about diet but then you see guys that are downing big macs and greasy fries along with a bunch of other junk food all the fucking time yet they have a cut and defined six pack. Whats the deal with that ?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 29, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    Key is to do cardio on an empty stomach, and no carbs at all after 6pm. Also, tell Ben & Jerry they need to find a new friend :-)
  • NYCguy74

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    Mar 29, 2008 9:53 PM GMT
    death_dodge saidEveryone says abs are about diet but then you see guys that are downing big macs and greasy fries along with a bunch of other junk food all the fucking time yet they have a cut and defined six pack. Whats the deal with that ?


    Genetics, they're a bitch.
    Those guys are few and far between. just give them 5 to 10 years for age and slower metabolism to catch up with them.
    although what you can't see is what all that grease and salt is doing to their heart and blood vessels.
  • Artesin

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    Mar 29, 2008 9:55 PM GMT
    though isnt doing cardio on an empty stomach counter productive ? Apparently youre meant to eat within 10-20 minutes of waking up or insulin and other chemicals levels get seriously screwed. mainly every chemical that causes you to store weight when your body goes into starve mode.
  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 29, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    What does it mean by doing cardio on an empty stomach? Like, right upon waking up?

    You need to eat something when you wake up. Cortisol levels are high at that time and you need to spike your insulin. Exercising on an empty stomach in the morning will only burn more muscle.

    And what does no carbs after 6 PM mean? No greens? Sweet potatoes?

    You can eat greens any time you want, including at night

    Yeah, your diet sucks.

    Apple and banana for breakfast? Crap.

    How about a bowl of oatmeal with a small piece of fruit and a protein shake?

    You need to eat more overall. More fat, more protein, and definitely more complex carbs.
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    Mar 29, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    TexanMan82 saidAbs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.

    You say your diet is fine, I am willing to bet it's not.


    tell me ur recipe..im listening icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 29, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidKey is to do cardio on an empty stomach, and no carbs at all after 6pm. Also, tell Ben & Jerry they need to find a new friend :-)


    both myths and not backed up by any study whatsover

    the only fact about the 6pm is those that tend to follow this philosophy just generaly eat less.

    The reason our morning meal is called breakfast is because it literaly breaks the fast and fuels the furnace. As bodily functions continue to operate 24 hours your body needs fuel. By omitting additional fuel after 6 pm it means in effect the body will conseve what you have put in to last the night ahead. When the body is preserving like that less body fat is metabolised.


    Studies actually show that to eat a wholegrain cereal based meal before bed can actually increase your fat loss potential as well as aiding restful sleep.


    Fasted cardio on the other hand was a fad a while back and again its actually shown to help you lose weight not fat. Your body will primarily fuel this effort from glycogen stores not body fat.
  • 8jock8

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    Mar 30, 2008 12:03 AM GMT
    Diet is most important. However, abs being the core/center of your body, it must be incorporated with everything you do in daily life. Ex: Tighten your abs as you walk, sit, swim, etc. It's the connecting point from your lower body and upper body. Good luck.
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    Apr 03, 2008 6:19 PM GMT
    There's some really good information here!

    I used to do cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, learned that was bad so now I have a 1/2c of cottage cheese with some fruit mixed in.

    But it comes down to diet, the amount of calories you take in, and cardio!.

    Strengthening your core muscles will help as well.
  • rmauch

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    Apr 17, 2008 1:13 PM GMT
    I have been working for the 6-pack for a while now. I am seeing some slow progress. Many of you have said that it is all about nutrition and what to eat and what not to eat. Any specific suggestions?

    Thanks!!!
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    Apr 17, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    The diet argument is right on. I went crazy on french bread and cheese.. My abs disappeared under a fluffy layer of goodness.

    When I keep it lean my abs naturally start showing.
  • studoutlaw

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    Apr 20, 2008 1:44 PM GMT
    Dude, I have been doing the Men's health Belly off program. It is free and I have lost 31#'s so far, and I have lost 7% of my body fat. The program explains the diet and has an 8 week work out. I have followed it to a T. and it is working for me. I have resurched this for several months and I have come to find out that cycling you carbs, fat and protein is the way to loose body fat the fastest and best way. doing cardio in the moring before you eat anything is a nother factor in the lose of belly fat. good luck and if you go this routh let me know how it works out for you.
  • studoutlaw

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    Apr 20, 2008 1:55 PM GMT
    one thing that I have turely figured out over the past few years. Everyone has an openion, it is good that you are resurching this. I have also been looking at a free ecourse. www.fitover40.com and it has confermed even more of what I have been finding out. you might want to check it out. Only you can find what is good for you. so good luck.