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    Hi guys! Question about stomach definition not necessarily seeking ripped abs but I am carrying a bit of fat.

    When I started training I was around 74kg at 5 foot 6, and 19-20% body fat. I have been training for a while and at my lightest I was 63kg, I've started eating more managing my macros and tracking calories and I am now back up to around 68kg with noticeable mass over where I was 4kg lighter. I'd say probably in the 13% BF region now according to calipers and scales. I am not fussed about having ripped abs at this stage but when I was in the 64kg area I was looking too skinny and not eating enough to power my workouts.

    I am at the stage wear I look pretty good in a tshirt I have arm, leg, shoulder, chest and back definition. This can very a lot still according to water! I really don't feel as if I need to do anymore dieting or cutting. My mid section has started developing oblique lines and very slight indents first thing in the morning. However I think I am still carrying most of my fat around this area. Is it time to start training abs or will this area continue to develop overtime? I've training 4-5 days a week and making sure I hit my squats, deads and bench 3x a week.

    Wondering what peoples experience with this is? Is it a case I'll need to put more mass on then cut again or will this area just build by gaining mass as long as I stick to quality calories and food working my ass off.

  • #2
    Really what it comes down to is whether your midsection is as lean as you want it to be. If it isn't, you need to get leaner.

    If you have underdeveloped abdominals, yes, training them will add muscle and could certainly help your overall look of your midsection. Squats and deads will still work your abdominal wall, but leaving out direct ab work is not advised.

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    • #3
      I second what Skip says here. Usually when your abs aren't showing like you'd like its because you simply just have too much body fat. You can do all the crunches in the world, the change that'll take place at that body fat level will be so minuscule that you probably won't notice it. Either bring food down more or bring cardio up a bit.

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      • #4
        I tried to use same diet and nutrition.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BenJ34 View Post
          I tried to use same diet and nutrition.
          What the hell does that mean? He didn't mention his training or nutrition.

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          • #6
            If you want your muscles to be more visible, you have to change your training. Put more emphasis on the problem areas to remove them. 4-5 workouts a day is quite a lot, do the muscles have time to recover? You can also look at nutrition and change if there are problems.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by davg View Post
              If you want your muscles to be more visible, you have to change your training. Put more emphasis on the problem areas to remove them. 4-5 workouts a day is quite a lot, do the muscles have time to recover? You can also look at nutrition and change if there are problems.
              He doesn't train 4-5 times per day; he trains 4-5 times a WEEK.

              What do you mean when you say to focus on problem areas to "remove them?" What is "them?"

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