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Getting defined abs

#1 Postby aab1 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:19 am

My body fat is around 10% (I have a digital body fat measuring scale, it's great and was just $16 on ebay!) and I'm quite cut/defined everywhere except my abs and I'd like to know what I need to do to get cut abs? Do I need to go below 10% BF and/or workout my abs more?

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#2 Postby Hero » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:27 am

there was a "talk with topher" article somewhere on how to get 6 pack ABS on this website.

but yes, below 10% bodyfat.

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#3 Postby veganpotter » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:30 pm

Don't go by that scale...its probably way off and if you are lean everywhere else I doubt your 10%...probably more like 7-8%. I've seen those things give me reading of 15% differences in the same day and those were the expensive ones. Anyway most people have decent abs at 5-8%...there are exceptions though and you may be one of them. Roberts a perfect example...he got down to 3% without good abs. I suggest you just be happy with dropping down to 6% if you don't see them. Its fine for a contest but to stay below 5-6% for extended periods of time just isn't good for you.

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#4 Postby Octopussoir » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:41 pm

I have a scale at home that says Im 24% bf. I take my bf using the jackson-pollock 3-pinch site method and it says im around 5.7. Those scales are way wrong and usually the handhelds are off too.
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#5 Postby sydneyvegan » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:55 pm

Octopussoir wrote:I have a scale at home that says Im 24% bf. I take my bf using the jackson-pollock 3-pinch site method and it says im around 5.7. Those scales are way wrong and usually the handhelds are off too.


Whoa....
I wish I had abs like yours with 24% bodyfat :lol:
I've been trusting a set of those scales at my gym, not anymore...
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You Just had to be with them.
If they look at you, your heart stops.
If you feel their breath on your skin, you just ache.
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#6 Postby pelicanAndrew » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:11 am

Not a fan of bodyfat scale at all.

I just go by "do i look good?" and "do my clothes fit better" scales. :D

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#7 Postby aab1 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:57 am

Thanks, but most replies are about my scale, the main question was what am I doing wrong to not have defined abs?

Also, one said it's unhealthy to keep a low BF, does this mean it's unhealthy to have defined abs for more than a few weeks at a time? That doesn't seem to make much sense.

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#8 Postby veganpotter » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:13 am

No its not unhealthy to have defined abs if that means you don't need to lower your body fat to an extreme percentage. Everyone has really well defined abs at 1% bodyfat but you'll have defined abs for a very short time because you'll kill yourself. Anyway just keep working them and dieting if you want defined abs...thats all you can do unless you pay for silicon inserts.


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