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 Post subject: Flat/small stomachs?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:45 pm 
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How do you guys get such small stomachs? is it all down to dieting? I hate doing ab work and I've hardly ever done it in my whole life! but I think it's time to do something about my stomach once and for all! The only time I ever had a flat stomach was when I was fruitarian and I loved it! So guys!!! is there a way of keeping a relatively small/flat stomach while maintaining mass? :?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:06 pm 
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I am the worst person to comment on this. :lol:

I know all of the bodybuilder types at my gym wear belts when lifting. Most don't do deadlifts or squats, but those who do always wear a belt. Otherwise, they may actually develop some strength/muscles in their midsection and lose that tiny waist.

After that it's all diet and cardio. :(


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:20 pm 
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Hmmmm... I cannot wait to hear what the "Ab Gods" Hero and Tarz have to say.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:25 pm 
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I really dont have any advice.

I just listen to my body (feed it, rest it, etc. whenever it calls for it) and work towards a goal. I never work abs.
I did write my only article on the main part of the website about abs. maybe that could help?? if not, sorry. I dont know what else to say


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:29 pm 
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compassionategirl wrote:
Hmmmm... I cannot wait to hear what the "Ab Gods" Hero and Tarz have to say.

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I'll be waiting for their answers, too... my abs don't seem to be good enough to be mentioned together with the ab gods... :(

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:35 pm 
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Daywalker wrote:
compassionategirl wrote:
Hmmmm... I cannot wait to hear what the "Ab Gods" Hero and Tarz have to say.

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I'll be waiting for their answers, too... my abs don't seem to be good enough to be mentioned together with the ab gods... :(

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you can have another category Alex. :wink: But if those pics are of your abs, then maybe i should reconsider my position. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:38 pm 
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OK Daywalker :roll: :lol: I'll stroke your your ego, oh great one :P how do you get those great abs? you can't possibly have those year round...could you? seriously though, I think your my only hope! :wink:

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Daywalker wrote:
I'll be waiting for their answers, too... my abs don't seem to be good enough to be mentioned together with the ab gods... :(


Bullshit, you are only fishing for compliments ;-)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:36 pm 
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Theres a technique called the "Stomach Vaccum". If you have ever seen the 60's and 70's Pro Bodybuilders, their stomachs looked like this:

http://www.ifbb.com/contestresults/mensworld/72katz.jpg


The way to achieve that is by doing stomach vaccums. It works out the Transverse Abdominis, which is located laterally on the front side of the hips:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/glenabs.jpg

Stomach Vaccuum

CAUTION: If you have high blood pressure do not even try to do this. Anyone who tries this is taking their own risk and I aint gonna be responsible if you get injured or pass out

Basically what you do is exhale all your air. Then, without breathing, bring in your naval as if you were trying to make it touch your spine. Hold it there as well as tighten it. Try doing it at 10 seconds first. Then as each week goes on, progress to probably 15 to 20 seconds. Do it about 3 times a week. That's the Stomach Vacuum


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:58 pm 
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hey! im an ab god too!

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i want compliments damn it! :lol:

actually - my abs arent quite that ripped these days (still got all six though) but at least im lifting heavy weights. plus its much less effort not doing any ab work :P

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:02 pm 
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Looks good jonathan :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:03 pm 
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the first photo is from january (at about 96kg bodyweight - now 104kg), and the second is from about april (at about 100kg)

this is me now (complete with ridiculous facial expression!!)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:05 pm 
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Wow you're a pretty big guy. 228 lbs, thats great!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:08 pm 
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The burning question apparently on some of your minds is : Why did Natalie refer only to Tarz and Hero as "Ab Gods" and not include in that description Jonathan and Alex, whom she KNOWS also have abs fit for the gods (after all , she aint blind).

alright damn it i will come clean here.

Hmmm..... well, could it be that she is flirting and Alex and Jonathan (unlike Hero anad Tarz) arent available?

:idea: yup by golly i think that is it :!:

:wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:16 pm 
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i feel that justice has been done :D

well, i dont envy your position nat - both tarz and topher are lovely guys - there isnt much to choose between them.

basically i will say this - if you like rooibosh tea, go after tarz.

if you like sleeping, sleeping and then some more sleeping, go for topher.

hehe!

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