Abs...advice

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    Jul 18, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    So I been trying to get my abs to show more. It could be my eating that slows me down but I rarely eat. So I was wondering if anyone could throw me some tips. Doesn't hurt to hear some advice or see if I'm going the right away about it. HELP!
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    Jul 18, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    Key light @ 30 degree to the side and 50 degrees above.

    That'll make your abs show more.
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    Jul 18, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    Hey i expected you to get a lot of different exercise to try.... The thing to do is always switch it up... I wouldn't do the same exercise for years, actually that includes most body parts. if you're doing something... say splitting wood right handedly all the time... flip to your left. It will help even them out. you're body fat is fairly low so they will show in time. Check out a few yoga exercises as well they usually strengthen the core. Are you eating less on purpose? Your metabolism should be in high gear, I don't really get that..

    The main thing is to keep working at it you'll look great.
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    Jul 18, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    What exercises are you doing now? This may give us some insight as to why they aren't popping the way you'd like. I agree, your body fat is where it should be for them to shine.
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    Jul 18, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Abs are 75 percent diet. You can have low body fat but still not show abs if you're eating foods that cause swelling in the intestines and bloating.

    Are you eating a lot of gluten, grains, legumes, or food with added sugars? Try eating lots of lean proteins, fibrous veggies and healthy fats like almonds, avocado and olive oil for a month and see if you get better results.
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    Jul 18, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
    u can try michael chang's sixpackshortcut.com i am following his lessons. Those r very effective but at the same time the diet should b perfect.
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    Jul 18, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    imasrxd saidAbs are 75 percent diet. You can have low body fat but still not show abs if you're eating foods that cause swelling in the intestines and bloating.

    Are you eating a lot of gluten, grains, legumes, or food with added sugars? Try eating lots of lean proteins, fibrous veggies and healthy fats like almonds, avocado and olive oil for a month and see if you get better results.


    Good advices!
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    Jul 18, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    No I just have always been a light eater. Normally my workouts consider like an hour of cardio. Or when my cousin needs a workout partner just get her to do it, I'd play the Zumba game with her.

    Then after I'd do crunches and oblique crunches on a stability ball, bicycles, and reverse curls.
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    Jul 18, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidKey light @ 30 degree to the side and 50 degrees above.

    That'll make your abs show more.


    Ssshhhh! Don't let the peons know about the light trick! They'll catch on that this whole site is a facade!
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    Jul 18, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    I do every ab routine I can get a hold of: mountain climbers, side bends, sit ups... never can work your abs too much! Though, they are one of my weaker muscles. icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 18, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    Abs are made in the gym.
    Abs are exposed in the kitchen.

    In order to show muscle you need to have a reasonable amount in the first place. Treat your abs like any other muscle to increase mass as well as diet matters.
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    Jul 18, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    Mainly diet and exercise. A good run every once in a while will help too
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    Key light? Lol
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    Jul 19, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidKey light @ 30 degree to the side and 50 degrees above.

    That'll make your abs show more.


    Ssshhhh! Don't let the peons know about the light trick! They'll catch on that this whole site is a facade!
    Most wouldn't know what a key light is anyway. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 19, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    KickSome10 saidKey light? Lol
    Point proven already. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    alittlecurious saidMainly diet and exercise. A good run every once in a while will help too

    very good point!
    Also...tighten your abs while you're running, its worked wonders for me.
    stay away from sugary stuff in the evenings, and you dont really have to eat less, just eat healthier, no butter, mayo, ranch etc...
    the key is to ACTUALLY READ the nutritional labels of the foods you're buying and eating.
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    getting abs is mainly your diet more so than what exercise you're doing. A good portion of your results comes from your diet anyway. Everyone has ab muscles but most have layers of fat hiding them.

    stay away from sugar and beer

    eat almonds, yogurt, oatmeal, and eggs (hard boiled)

    and remember that everyone has their own uniquely shaped abs so don't count on getting abs like those fools out of the magazines.

    best way to work your abs is to involve them in everything you do. In and outside of the gym. When you do pushups, you should tighten your abs hard, likewise when you do squats, deadlifts, curls, etc. When you're sitting down, you should take that opportunity to tighten your abs. Use your rectus and transverse ab muscles.


    and swimming works better for abs than any cardio. Stationary bike, elliptical or even jogging have next to zero ab contraction--that's mainly hip flexors.
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    KickSome10 saidNo I just have always been a light eater. Normally my workouts consider like an hour of cardio. Or when my cousin needs a workout partner just get her to do it, I'd play the Zumba game with her.

    Then after I'd do crunches and oblique crunches on a stability ball, bicycles, and reverse curls.


    good start... add the "Leg ups" varieties (knees up, straight leg up 90degree or more). Try hanging from a bar or with supported arms. Then add weights to your ankles.

    Warm ups should be variety of lunges (yoga warrior poses in super fast mode).

    In most men, to show super cut abs, body fat should be between 2-8 percent. But the essential fat for men is 2-5 percent. Read more:
    http://www.builtlean.com/2010/08/03/ideal-body-fat-percentage-chart/
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    ^^ to show abs body fat should be between 2-6%??!!?

    No it shouldn't. Mine is 9-11 and I have abs.
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    Boxer_Red said^^ to show abs body fat should be between 2-6%??!!?
    No it shouldn't. Mine is 9-11 and I have abs.

    ... Then you will look amazingly cut below this. It's all relative.