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    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?


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    It depends on how much you've worked your abs. I can see mine not flexing at 10%.

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    I see an outline of my upper 2 ab sections at 16.5%. I have big abs, I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertoos
    I see an outline of my upper 2 ab sections at 16.5%. I have big abs, I think...

    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..

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    i am 14% bf (according to an electrode scale) and you can see my top four without flexing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
    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?


    Mike

    I would it depends on the person most certainly, but as a rule of thumb, overall i'd say around 6-8%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    I would it depends on the person most certainly, but as a rule of thumb, overall i'd say around 6-8%.

    naaah i see the wifebeater wearing homos in the gym with abs and they are no where near single digits..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    naaah i see the wifebeater wearing homos in the gym with abs and they are no where near single digits..
    But he said clearly see all your abs just standing there. No flexing. I know at around 9-10% I can see the outside outline of my abs, but only when I get to around 6-7 can I see spacing between my abs. Some misjudge what they think is their top 2 abs when in reality its the bottom of their ribcage. But hey like I said it's only OVERALL not for every person.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usualsuspect
    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.


    Gotcha....


    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

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    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...

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
    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?

    Mike
    I love scissor leg raises where you lay on the floor on your back and put your legs together and raise them about 7" off the ground. You then hold them there and spread them out as far as you can and then slowly bring them back together and back down to the floor. I do 2 sets of 25 as part of my abdominal routine.

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    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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