Those side abs and lower abs!

  • WkA93

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    Dec 23, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    My ribs tend to stick out more than other (way I was born) so I gotta build some obliques/side abs to cover it up.
    In addition my upper abs are okay but lower abs....its just a belly. =P

    I don't wanna lower my body fat below that 10% border until i have built enough muscle.

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    Dec 24, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    6/8 pack abs are a tricky thing to attain. You definitely need to have a low body fat % and have to work on those core muscles. But, genetics & diet are two main determinants of whether or not you'll get those bulging, defined "abs". So, it's really hard to give personalized advice because so many variables (which affect everyone differently) are involved. Believe me, I've been trying for three years.
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    I do circuits since my goal is to stay lean and maintain muscle vs. bulk up. To improve your abs, focus on the entire body. That means alot of cardio to eat away at the fat around your torso, but also weights and strength training to get the muscle that will make your body more effective at burning calories. And of course, you'll need to do sit-ups, leg-scissors, and a few other exercises you can find in any copy of men's health. Eat right, and work hard. It's no secret. It just sucks to have the discipline and for the results to come long after you've taken the first step of your journey. Good luck.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Dec 24, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    Christmas Greetings from the GTA. You can do some things to change your rib structure.
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    Dec 24, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    Need to drop fat % to see them. You have to cut. will have trouble seeing if you are bulking while trying to lose fat. It is possible but will take much longer just by bulking and cardio without cutting calories.
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    Dec 24, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    Core exercises like chin-ups, pull-ups, squats and deadlifts are great for the core. Lower back extensions can help with you lower abs. Also hanging leg raises are great for the lower abs. Obliques - google Cable Wood Chops, that's a great exercise for the Obliques, as well as side planks and Russian Twists.

    Eat a clean diet, not too many carbs at night and eat regularly throughout the day. Follow the rules of a clean, low saturated fat diet. Hope that helps.
  • Lunastar

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    Dec 24, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    Bicycle crunches!
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    Dec 24, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]WkA93 said[/cite]My ribs tend to stick out more than other (way I was born) so I gotta build some obliques/side abs to cover it up.
    In addition my upper abs are okay but lower abs....its just a belly. =P

    I don't wanna lower my body fat below that 10% border until i have built enough muscle.

    CARE TO HELP FOLKS?! icon_biggrin.gif[/quo



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