What body fat percentage do you need to be at to show abs?

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    Apr 11, 2010 6:42 AM GMT
    Currently I'm at 10-11%, yet all I have is a flat stomach with no creases betweenicon_confused.gif. What do you need to be at in order to show the abs?
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    Apr 11, 2010 8:30 AM GMT
    6-8%
  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 11, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
    If I get to 8% they show but I like Italian food too much! Plus I am happy with my bod.
  • Celticmusl

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    Apr 11, 2010 2:01 PM GMT
    I'm sure there is some kind of ab training where it would help define your abs while still at 10%.

    But still there are guys that just have a smooth stomach and not a six pack, no matter the body fat percentage.

    Boyer Coe, a pro bodybuilder, had a stomach like that.

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  • rnch

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    Apr 11, 2010 2:08 PM GMT
    don't know, don't care......any guy with a visible 4/6/8 pak set of abs is someone who spends wayyyyyyy to much time in the gym and not enjoying what he eats/life itsownself/me.

    guys worried about their abs would be better off spending more time developing the rest of their body.

    this type of ab-worshiping guy SCREAMS out to me "it's ALL about ME-ME-ME!" icon_rolleyes.gif



    advice to the guys who's 4/6/8 pak ab muscles are bigger than their pecs: your are not "ripped"....you are SKINNNNNNNY. EAT SOMETHING for chrisssake.
  • Celticmusl

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    Apr 11, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    rnch saiddon't know, don't care......any guy with a visible 4/6/8 pak set of abs is someone who spends wayyyyyyy to much time in the gym and not enjoying what he eats/life itsownself/me.

    guys worried about their abs would be better off spending more time developing the rest of their body.

    this type of ab-worshiping guy SCREAMS out to me "it's ALL about ME-ME-ME!" icon_rolleyes.gif



    advice to the guys who's 4/6/8 pak ab muscles are bigger than their pecs: your are not "ripped"....you are SKINNNNNNNY. EAT SOMETHING for chrisssake.



    Lol, I just had a guy the other week tell me that because of the way I looked, I was self centered and self absorbed. I spend about 5-7 hrs at the gym a week, and I enjoy the hobby. Some folks spend that much time at the bar on a Friday night every week. Since I work at the gym I also see guys with incredibly defined abs that work out less often than I do. They are just knowledgeable enough to get really good results from working out, and they have a cleaner diet.