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    Abdominal Vascularity

    At about what bf percentage do veins on the abs (lower) start to show up? I noticed this morning that mine are starting show up! My bathroom scale has me at 17.7% bf but I am beginning to suspect it is lower than that. Also, vascularity on my shoulders is becoming prominent and even starting to get some action in on the legs.

    I am supplementing with L-Citulline (now Citrulline Malate), Beta Alanine and take a 2.5mg cialis daily. These sups no doubt help in vascularity but to what extent I do not know.
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    I would say somewhere in the 11 % or below range

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    Turn around! Lets see the front. Is agree that youre a lot less than 17 but that's based solely on that back shot in your av

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    Oos. On the 2nd part re citrulline.. I'm spending way too much money on supps so lately I've been evaluating what I really need. Arginine, citrulline, and tadalafil are definitely mainstays. I can't believe how quickly my vascularity is improving. That didn't start until I added the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java Man View Post
    Oos. On the 2nd part re citrulline.. I'm spending way too much money on supps so lately I've been evaluating what I really need. Arginine, citrulline, and tadalafil are definitely mainstays. I can't believe how quickly my vascularity is improving. That didn't start until I added the above.
    ^ good ones to keep - If push comes to shove, Cialis and Citrulline are your 2 best friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazensol View Post
    At about what bf percentage do veins on the abs (lower) start to show up? I noticed this morning that mine are starting show up! My bathroom scale has me at 17.7% bf but I am beginning to suspect it is lower than that. Also, vascularity on my shoulders is becoming prominent and even starting to get some action in on the legs.

    I am supplementing with L-Citulline (now Citrulline Malate), Beta Alanine and take a 2.5mg cialis daily. These sups no doubt help in vascularity but to what extent I do not know.
    Really depends, I'm just over 12% and have a couple of decent runs on my lower abdomen. My old business partner was 15 % BF and that guy was like kelkel, just a roadmap everywhere. I tested his Nitric Oxide levels and he was OFF THE CHARTS. Just insane levels. So his vessels are constantly dilated. Which is pretty much our goal with the "vascularity stack". Over time, you'll develop more and more and it becomes more evident. Consistency is key because NO levels drop a lot faster than they climb. Cardio is a key player here also.

    Obviously most important is to lower BF. This is why folks at 20% BF that have lean arms, can see some level of vascularity in the arms. Unfortunately, not much we can do to target fat loss, so we just have to keep working at it until the abdominal area fat diminishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Really depends, I'm just over 12% and have a couple of decent runs on my lower abdomen. My old business partner was 15 % BF and that guy was like kelkel, just a roadmap everywhere. I tested his Nitric Oxide levels and he was OFF THE CHARTS. Just insane levels. So his vessels are constantly dilated. Which is pretty much our goal with the "vascularity stack". Over time, you'll develop more and more and it becomes more evident. Consistency is key because NO levels drop a lot faster than they climb. Cardio is a key player here also.

    Obviously most important is to lower BF. This is why folks at 20% BF that have lean arms, can see some level of vascularity in the arms. Unfortunately, not much we can do to target fat loss, so we just have to keep working at it until the abdominal area fat diminishes.

    Oh hell no.
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    ^^ We're discussing normal humans, not superhumans. Your veins have their own shadows. Leave us alone.

    On a serious note, I'd love to see what your NO levels are.
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    Sweeeet. This will either be fun or put me on depression meds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim230027 View Post
    I would say somewhere in the 11 % or below range
    That would be friggen great! But I fear it isn't... Maybe I'm 15%-16%? Got to get to the bod pod next week. But with a move coming up in a month free time isn't easy to come by at the moment. Damn obligations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java Man View Post
    Turn around! Lets see the front. Is agree that youre a lot less than 17 but that's based solely on that back shot in your av
    I'll see what I can do but not sure I'm ready for "prime time" just yet. lol.

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    Does your state of hydration make a big difference? If so, which state would be more likely to show vascularity off better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    ^ good ones to keep - If push comes to shove, Cialis and Citrulline are your 2 best friends
    Thanks. I can't remember who it was that got me to try them in the first place but I'm grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazensol View Post
    I'll see what I can do but not sure I'm ready for "prime time" just yet. lol.
    Oh come on now. I posted mine when I was preggo.
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    It's only recent since I have had an issue with the abdomen area everywhere else is lean, ever since I reached my mid thirties; just plain stubborn. Slowly but surely they are dissipating, though!!

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    Just keep at 'em! My legs are my issue...

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