Abs : Do's and Don'ts

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    Jul 08, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    PittBull_21 saidYou could always ask God to give you an extremely fast metabolism, it does the job for me


    bah. Getting meth is easier for me.
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    Jul 08, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    homastj said
    Dallasfan824 said

    So I should keep doing them? My gut feels tighter but clearly abs are not goign to happen for me.

    I think I tighter gut is better than loose flab personally! can you feel them underneath the fat when you flex? or are they just not there at all?


    You mean like ridges? No. It just feels tighter.
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    Jul 08, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    ATXnative saidThere's a lot of dumb advice here.

    You need to find a healthy, natural, homecooked group of things to eat in the proper portions and try not to stray. Lots of healthy fats are important for recovery when you workout, carbs keep you goin(but only eat sugar before intense or prolonged activity).

    the number ONE thing, is consistency. My journey to legit abs, has been going on for 7 years it's not something that comes right away, or something that always stays. It's up to you, but the starvation method will not make you solid, studly or hot. It's consistency in natural, healthy foods and an active lifestyle that will give you the body that you masterbate to everyday online.

    Lifestyle changes.




    I can say I do that latter consistently and it has not gotten me abs. Just some peculiar staining on the carpeting in front of my lab top.


    Well man, you are 48 now.. and I saw some old pictures of you on another thread... if you wait till you are 40 to live the lifestyle, it's much harder and not going to make you ''ripped''. Kudos to you in your progress, but a hard stomach probably is not on the horizon for you. Pimp what you got.
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    Jul 09, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    fithappy saidStop eating all forms of bread & gluten.
    Don't eat so much dairy (or cut it out).
    Stop eating meat.
    Get good fats in your diet - coconut, coconut milk, avocado, flax, hemp, hemp milk, almonds.
    Get good protein powder - Sunwarrior raw vegan vanilla is awesome, the only one I'll touch.
    Eat alkaline.
    Make greens (spinach, arugula, collards, chard, kale, etc) the foundation of your diet. You are building your cells with what you put into yourself, so do it up!

    Do the p90x abs disc every other day.
    Do lots of cardio (I do p90x's plyo, core synergystics, & cardio x discs, but also am a dancer & that's a workout in itself)

    That's just what's worked for me.


    No meat? that´s vegan/vegetarian, not necessary for abs
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    surfswim saidA relatively minor one -

    Maintain good posture. Can still do a surprising amount for you.


    This. Only recently realised it myself.
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    Jul 12, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    Abs are all diet and stress management

    IMPORTANT FOODS TO AVOID:

    Pasteurized Dairy= because it's pasteurized and causes gut inflammation/bloating as well as an array of other side effects like joint pain, allergies and congestion.

    Flour/Glutten= also causes gut inflammation( doesn't matter if it's whole wheat , you're going to get bloated!), destroys the gi tract and the protein gliadin in it is not easy to digest also a huge allergen.(especially for all you white guys with rosey cheeks!) lol

    Sugar= A class A drug that jacks your hormones up all over the place(i think this one is self-explanatory)



    Another IMPORTANT key factor here that has not been mentioned is Cortisol/Hormonal responses.
    Going to sleep past 10:30pm or waking before 5am disrupting natural circadian rhythms will cause you to keep producing your daytime hormone cortisol when you should be producing melatonin. This is caused by staying up late and the light hitting your eyes and tricking your body into thinking it's still daytime. So now what's going on is instead of repairing at night your body is still breaking down (which should be during the morning).

    Managing Stress is also important in regards to hormones here. Most people are so over worked that they're in constant fight or flight mode. This will cause you to store fat(especially belly fat) and keep releasing cortisol, stressing the adrenal glands and getting that spike in blood sugar.

    Stabilizing Blood Sugar is essential to keep your body from crashing. Have you ever had a meal where you crave and/or need sugar afterwards? That means you did not get enough of one of your macro-nutrients (carb,protein,fat). Each one of us is completely different, some of us require more than others, with different metabolic types one must learn to eat right for his/her body type. Another tip to stabilize blood sugar is not skipping meals as this will make your body go haywire.

    One of the biggest misconceptions is doing cardio, which is aerobic exercise, causes one to store fat and burn muscle. Reason why is cause your body is burning way too many calories at a constant pace , muscle consumes the most amount of calories, so you are now tricking your body into starvation mode cause it thinks it's going to die: thus storing fat!
    Solution- Better of doing intervals/circuit training and doing anaerobic exercise.

    Another HUGE misconception is that FAT makes you fat. Natural unprocessed fats like saturated animal fat, coconut oil, ghee, nuts and avocado are essential to a healthy diet. We've been eating these fats for thousands of years! Have you ever seen an obese Lion or tiger before?? They eat saturated fat all day long!


    There's a lot more to it but this definitely covers the basis of a healthy gut/ abdominal wall to keep you from bloating while trimming down excess stomach fat exposing your beautiful abs that will have hidden deep down in there .

    Hope this helps

    Cheers
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    Jul 13, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    Do: a ton of ab/core workouts.

    Don't: eat
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    Jul 13, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    homastj said
    Dallasfan824 said

    So I should keep doing them? My gut feels tighter but clearly abs are not goign to happen for me.

    I think I tighter gut is better than loose flab personally! can you feel them underneath the fat when you flex? or are they just not there at all?


    You mean like ridges? No. It just feels tighter.


    it sounds like you just aren't hitting the muscles hard enough. i could feel mine before i could see them. if crunches are your only option then add a few weight plates to your chest while you do them.
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    Jul 13, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    Ditto what everyone's been saying about your abs being made in the kitchen. Diet is first and foremost. Low carb works for me, but it's not the only way. I'm about to try intermittent fasting to drop my body fat %. That's only part of it though. Just like any other muscle, if you want them to be bigger and pop out, you need to do some kind of weight training with them. You can do crunches til you're blue in the face, and you'll have nice, toned abs, but if you want them to pop you should do things like cable crunches and weighted leg raises. It will make the difference between a toned look and a ripped, fitness-model-like mid-section.

    I'm not quite there yet either!
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidDON'T become addicted to my new favorite Trader Joe's treat...

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    Jul 13, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    You should stay away from forums that are mostly populated by people with no abs and go to a bodybuilding site and look articles or use their forums.
    These things have been done to death, why do people ask a bunch of strangers who are largely unqualified for advice?
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    neosyllogy saidYou should stay away from forums that are mostly populated by people with no abs and go to a bodybuilding site and look articles or use their forums.
    These things have been done to death, why do people ask a bunch of strangers who are largely unqualified for advice?


    Tons of guys on here have abs?...
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    tigrisblue saidAlso, trying to bulk and shed at the same time is working at cross purposes. Some guys can manage the near-neurotic attention to numbers that is required to build significant muscle and keep fat limited at the same time, but that also has a lot to do with genes.


    It's not near neurotic, it's completely neurotic. "Ooops went over a few calories, MORE FAT FOR YOU. Oops fell short a few calories, LESS MUSCLE FOR YOU."


    It doesn't require a neurosis (Ario merely illustrated an emotional relationship with failure that is suggestive of neurosis, the act of counting calories and sticking to it is not). It's also pretty easy. Just run your weigh and fat% through a calorie calculator add in your rough level of exertion to get a rough number then adjust appropriately based on experience.
    Counting is hard work at first, but it becomes pretty easy. It's only neurotic if you can't allow yourself to deviate at all. IF you deviate, you just correct the next day. Not a big deal.

    Also, SOOO tired of people scapegoating genes.
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    Jul 13, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    ATXnative said
    Dallasfan824 said
    ATXnative saidThere's a lot of dumb advice here.

    You need to find a healthy, natural, homecooked group of things to eat in the proper portions and try not to stray. Lots of healthy fats are important for recovery when you workout, carbs keep you goin(but only eat sugar before intense or prolonged activity).

    the number ONE thing, is consistency. My journey to legit abs, has been going on for 7 years it's not something that comes right away, or something that always stays. It's up to you, but the starvation method will not make you solid, studly or hot. It's consistency in natural, healthy foods and an active lifestyle that will give you the body that you masterbate to everyday online.

    Lifestyle changes.




    I can say I do that latter consistently and it has not gotten me abs. Just some peculiar staining on the carpeting in front of my lab top.


    Well man, you are 48 now.. and I saw some old pictures of you on another thread... if you wait till you are 40 to live the lifestyle, it's much harder and not going to make you ''ripped''. Kudos to you in your progress, but a hard stomach probably is not on the horizon for you. Pimp what you got.


    I totally agree! Thanks buddy!!
  • metta

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    Jul 16, 2014 1:35 AM GMT
    This is the best way to do abs:

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