Question about abs.

  • ShagonTheHate

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    Aug 20, 2009 11:35 AM GMT
    So, I've been bulking for about three months now, I've gained enough weight and not a lot of fat so I'm really happy about that. I'm gonna drop about 6 pounds during the next 60 days now to get a more defined look. I'm a little concerned about my abs, because I didn't really focus on them during bulking, I'd do some sit ups and crunches now and then, but mostly nothing, I was afraid my tummy would look big from all of it, and I really only want small abs, nothing huge. I was planning on really concentrating on them during definition, so let's say during the next 2-3 months. But now I've been thinking, now that I'm going to cut, can I build any muscle at all in that area? I'm not looking for a cover model six pack, still I'd like to see some improvement there as I am seeing everywhere else. Is there still a chance to develop some ab muscle or am I too late and messed it up big time?icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 20, 2009 11:58 AM GMT
    No you didnĀ“t mess up, at least from an aesthetic point of view. Abs are about body fat.

    What you should maybe think about more is core stability, which can make you overall stronger. That is something that is worth spending time on.
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    Aug 21, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
    you can build muscle while losing weight, the problem comes with how anal you have to be.

    Absolutely every calorie has to be counted, the break down of fat, protein and carbs has to be right and you can't skimp and miss anything.

    And it can't be maintained in the long run, over the short term it's entirely possible, it's just a LOT of work and you get little gains.

    But you shouldn't worry about your abs, work'em out while your cutting and have fun with the pain you can cause icon_razz.gif

    the most important thing isn't that they show, but that they are strong enough to handle everything you throw at them during your workout (squats, lunges, anything standing upper body) and are helping keep you in the safest position possible.
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    Aug 21, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    Visible abs are a function of body fat levels and have almost nothing to do with any training. Small guys have abs. Starving folks sometimes have abs. Huge guys have abs.

    Eat. Do HIIT, Lift. Get lean. Then, you'll have abs.