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Liquid fire

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#1 10 years ago

I am working on my abs. I heard that if you build abs under fat you will look fatter simply because the mass of your body is greatened. I am not very fat, I have a little on my stomach. Enough to make small bundles. I have good muscle genes but I just started working out again. The rumor is that fat will just house the muscles hiding them making you look fatter.

My question is to anyone that really knows the subject, how much stomach fat can I have when concerning the 6 pack. I can see my 6 pack muscles being worked out already but they are under the stomach still , but I do notice them and see them, and I feel like I can mointor them but them are under a little fat when working them out they show up nicely but when Im down or crunch into a chair , sitting down I see tiny bulges of my fat there and my stomach nothing that I see while standing up working on those abs while standing and stretching . My question is if I need to lose almost all stomach fat and then work out to do this. Perhaps by doing lots of cardio , running or if I can continue on with this bit of stomach fat keep working the stomach muscles and have the 6 pack.




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#2 10 years ago

No, you don't need to lose fat before you start building a six pack. Having enough fat packed around your muscles is a good healthy thing both for the cushioning it provides from sudden blows, the energy store it represents, and the insulation value. It doesn't really hide the muscles to any great degree unless you're so fat it qualifies as a medical problem. If you're worried though you'll lose a lot of it anyway in the course of building the muscle.




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#3 10 years ago

3% fat will show your abbs of amazingly.

i suggest you do a couple weeks of "cutting" then start bulking up.




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#4 10 years ago

Thanks for the advice. I will look into it further.




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#5 10 years ago

If you want to lose fat, just doing sit ups isn't going to be enough. Be sure to run too, at least three miles at a good pace should do it. At the end, you ought to be smoked.




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#6 10 years ago

SpaZy;41967023% fat will show your abbs of amazingly.

i suggest you do a couple weeks of "cutting" then start bulking up.

And so will 9-10%. You don't need to be ripped (and it takes helluva lot work).

I'd like it if people could start researcing stuff like this on their own, though, I've written 3-4 posts on the exact same thing.

Abs are not made through sit-ups, they're made by having a calorie deficit, meaning you use more cals than you take in. You can't lose fat on a designated place, but lose it from your entire body, so if you wanna show your abs, you need to lose weight. Easiest way to do this is diet and exercise (cardio, HIIT). Muscles are also vital as they passively burn fat. If you wanna look good a six-pack won't be any help on its own, you'd need a larger chest/shoulders and lats, and you'd be on your way in getting a v-taper, for instance. You have to find a middleground between being skinny, being fat and being muscly.




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#7 10 years ago

Sure if your only intent is to show off what you already have. Muscles are built by working them; you can go from skinny to fat and fat to skinny, respectively having a calorie surplus and deficit and still never have anything to really show off. Likewise you can run lots and have quite well developed legs and yet not do any work on the upper body and still have pathetic arms. If you want it by and large you have to build it.




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#8 10 years ago

Where as I dont mind the idea of looking good I also am in this for the challenge.




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#9 10 years ago

im right with you, i just started my workout routine yesterday, wanna loose some wait and get some muscles.

also if your gonna start gaining muscle, i suggest you have a day break in between each workout (thats if your jsut starting) this is because gives your muscles times to heal.




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#10 10 years ago

I usually only give myself one day for rest but I hear if you over work muscles they are real soar when working them out down the road. So perhaps I will break every other day or is once a week enough ?

Well I dont know much about this stuff but everyone is telling me to loose any fat cardio is great.