Uneven and Strange

  • Kriss

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    Aug 19, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    Just asking for tips and tricks, I know alot of people here are extremely physically fit and frankly you can tell just by scouring through profiles. Last year a friend started helping me workout and he's pretty much my excersise buddy until our schedules became uneven. I noticed that my abs (or what little of them I have) seem extremely uneven. In fact I am pretty sure they are uneven, from what I have seen. Is there a way to fight this or is it potentially because I am excersising in an incorrect manner and have bad form? I took about a semester of weight training in high school nothing professional but it really helped with me not feeling like a complete fool when I walk into a gym. I will admit though there are some machines that I see that I have no IDEA what they do and simply terrify me.

    like I said simply trying to attain some advice on this. Thank you.
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    Aug 19, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    I always thought uneven abs were genetic, but never researched it.

    I'd still touch them. icon_biggrin.gif
  • d694485

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    Aug 19, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    Make sure you check your form on everything. Using good form is a must anyway, but I've found that it helps even things out over time. Theoretically your weak side should catch up some time right?
  • dtx1

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    Aug 19, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    If you do a search for 'uneven abs' there are many articles and photos suggesting that it's apparently fairly common, even among body builders and otherwise very fit guys. Many suggest structural asymmetry in abs is primarily the result of genetics. I suspect this is probably true.

    To the OP, I'd say enjoy the fact that you actually have clearly defined abs as many of us don't. icon_sad.gif


    Here's Mario Lopez:
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    Aug 19, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    First world problems.
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    Aug 19, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    The shape of the abs is caused by the layering of tendons which is genetic and not related to exercise. Like dtx1 shows, a lot of top bodybuilders have uneven abs despite exercise and low body fat. Even Scharzenegger only had four visible abs.
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    Aug 20, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    It is genetics. But with some proper excercise and form you could get them to the straightest they will ever be. Some of them will catch up. At least you don't have a 4 pac lols. Consider yourself lucky.

    Ps.. No one has perfect abs.