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Unread 08-07-2010, 01:04 AM   #1
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The "I need help getting a six pack + pecs" thread

for the past year, I'v been working on my abdominals by doing weekly sets of situps *i know, bad idea *. Up to now, all i have is a barely noticeble 2 pack, and that's when i'm flexing.

Just when summer vacation started, I started a workout regimen at home *wanted to prove thet you don't have to go to the gym to get buff*. I would do sets of push ups, sit ups, and leg lifts, followed by lifting 10lb dumbells. So far, the only noticeble build up is in my triceps and biceps and little change in my abdominal and pec muscles. Any suggestions where I can speed up the process?
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Unread 08-07-2010, 06:52 AM   #2
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for the past year, I'v been working on my abdominals by doing weekly sets of situps *i know, bad idea *. Up to now, all i have is a barely noticeble 2 pack, and that's when i'm flexing.

Just when summer vacation started, I started a workout regimen at home *wanted to prove thet you don't have to go to the gym to get buff*. I would do sets of push ups, sit ups, and leg lifts, followed by lifting 10lb dumbells. So far, the only noticeble build up is in my triceps and biceps and little change in my abdominal and pec muscles. Any suggestions where I can speed up the process?
maybe you should read my stickies on this. but the problem is most likely diet ( doubtful given your read here ) or lack of cardio exercise. 30 minutes a day should be more than enough to get you your six pack.

Just in case the problem is your diet, click the what to eat link on my signature. eating too much can be a mistake, but eating too little also inhibits muscle growth.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip.
I've read your thread about a week ago, and have started to adapt to it ever since. Though its kind of difficult ot keep to it when parents start shoving bountiful amount of foods down your throat three time a day. Thank god college starts next month

gonna try expanding my regimen. think i'll try biking tommorow
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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:15 PM   #4
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Everyone is already born with a 6pack, everyone has one, but you just can't see it covered and smothered with fat.

Only way to burn fat is to create a calorie deficit by dieting correctly, or burning it off through cardio. Careful when you do both though cause people tend to diet too much and workout too hard. This will just make you feel very weak and sick losing muscle in the process.

The good news is since you been working out your abs you'll probably see them sooner than most people since the muscle should be built up better than most people.

If you want INSTANT 6pack just sleep on a BBQ grill face flat over night, although you might end up with a 120 pack or so hey whatever works right? (kidding btw)
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Unread 08-08-2010, 10:46 PM   #5
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Everyone is already born with a 6pack, everyone has one, but you just can't see it covered and smothered with fat.
This is very true. You have to lose more weight. If you work out your abs too much you could make your waist too wide (which is what happened to britney spears) Don't waste your time doing thousands and thousands of crunches, instead spend your time doing cardio.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 08:11 PM   #6
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Create a calorie deficit by eating correctly, eats lot of protein and do cardio cardio cardio! What I do though is, I run several miles per day, eat paleolithic diet (lots of protein and veggies and healthy fats). Sometimes I do an ab workout, some crunches, but I know that is not what gives me my toned stomach, It just feels nice to do and is a nice stretch post-cardio. Really any workout as long as you keep your core strong, helps strengthen that area. Supplement with fish oil, helps reduce muscle inflammation. I'm a lady though, so my methods might not work for you but this is pretty standard, at least in the training I've done.
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