Thread: Question about bodyfat %
04-01-2004, 04:00 PM #1
Question about bodyfat %
I am just wondering.... what body fat percentage do you have to be to be able to just stand still without flexing and see your abs clearly? Is that like 7-8% of more around 9-10?
04-01-2004, 04:10 PM #2King of Supplements
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It depends on how much you've worked your abs. I can see mine not flexing at 10%.
04-01-2004, 04:38 PM #3
I see an outline of my upper 2 ab sections at 16.5%. I have big abs, I think...
04-01-2004, 04:53 PM #4Originally Posted by tatertoos
same here i can see the outline at a very high bf%.. agh thoes days of nothing but ab work in h.s. have really paid off..
04-01-2004, 05:07 PM #5
i am 14% bf (according to an electrode scale) and you can see my top four without flexing.
04-01-2004, 05:10 PM #6Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
I would it depends on the person most certainly, but as a rule of thumb, overall i'd say around 6-8%.
04-01-2004, 05:11 PM #7Originally Posted by daman1
naaah i see the wifebeater wearing homos in the gym with abs and they are no where near single digits..
04-01-2004, 05:14 PM #8Originally Posted by Elliot
04-01-2004, 05:19 PM #9
I was down to 6.7% and only had the top 2 coming in really nice. It really depends on how much water your holding, how often you train your abs, and your genetics. But below 7 you will see abs, just hte deepness varies on many factors.
04-01-2004, 05:37 PM #10Originally Posted by usualsuspect
Yea right now my top 4 are coming in very nicely when I flex... and the bottom 2 are starting to show more and more when I flex, but I still have that little area of troublesome fat around the bottom abs. I am sure it will go with time. I am just trying to guess what % I am at now... thanks for the replies
04-01-2004, 05:42 PM #11
Some actually can't get the bottom two rectus abdominos muscles to show through because they are too weak. They require certain exercises and contractions to bring them out to their fullest. Hope that makes some sense...
04-01-2004, 05:51 PM #12Originally Posted by daman1
Any suggestions for exercises to strengthen them and make em come out from hiding haha.
Right now to train the bottoms abs I do the seatless chair and pull my legs up straight out and crunch up, and I also use a pull up bar and do leg lifts from a hang. Anything else I can try?
04-01-2004, 09:19 PM #13Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
04-01-2004, 10:10 PM #14
I hardly ever use the decline sit-up benches, but when i do occasionaly do them, my lower abs hurt all the way down to my blatter. Maybe i'm just a freak of nature.
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