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Exercises for stomach?


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I dont have any fat on my stomach but I want those lines that fit girls have.... what exercises can I do every day and how many times do I do them? like crunches or what?
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Try things like bicycle crunches, sit ups (crunch with left arm to right knee and vice versa), leg lifts, scissor kicks and holding yourself in a plank to work that core!

 

I found the simplest ab workouts gave me results, you can probably youtube a bunch too! good luck girl

Proper diet.  Sorry that's not any big revolutionary secret, but exposing abs requires lowering body fat.

Abs requires kitchen strategy, more than workout strategy. It's true, it is not about doing countless crunches, peddling, obliques, leg/ knee raises. Rather it is about a corrective approach to what you eat. once your fat percentage is low and lean mass is high in your body, you will have more of visible shaping of your abdominal muscles. Your fat percentage needs to be low and that too, it should be saturated fats. of course, we cannot rule out the impact of abs training as well, since it will give you the desired effect on the abdomen area.

 

If your stomach is trim but not defined, I'd start with ab exercises.  You can do bicycle crunches, planks, vertical leg crunches.  Go to about.com and look up

Top 10 Most Effective Ab Exercises

Try any you want to try.  I do bicycle crunches, which is laying on your back and moving your leg up and your arm/elbow down to your knee, then with the other leg.  Look at videos and you'll see.  It's not hard unless you start doing lots of reps.  It works very well. 

Squats

This is pretty much against what everyone will tell you, but I was also thin with very, very little fat on my stomach, and had no definition. Everyone told me abs were made in the kitchen, etc., and that you HAVE abs, they're just hidden by the fat & once the fat disappears you'll see your abs. I understand that's the case for a lot of people, but it wasn't for me. I started really working my core, along with general weight training. Just doing simple things...basically the only ab specific exercises I do are planks and ab wheel roll outs. It made a BIG difference. For me it wasn't about fat, I just actually DIDN'T have these strong core muscles that everyone told me we all have. So my advice if you truly have just very little fat on your stomach is to do the same. Weight training your whole body, which will work your core by default, plus something like an ab wheel. They're 10 bucks, you can get them anywhere, and they're really hard & effective. And lots of protein to accompany that.

Original Post by alabamashakes:

This is pretty much against what everyone will tell you, but I was also thin with very, very little fat on my stomach, and had no definition. Everyone told me abs were made in the kitchen, etc., and that you HAVE abs, they're just hidden by the fat & once the fat disappears you'll see your abs. I understand that's the case for a lot of people, but it wasn't for me. I started really working my core, along with general weight training. Just doing simple things...basically the only ab specific exercises I do are planks and ab wheel roll outs. It made a BIG difference. For me it wasn't about fat, I just actually DIDN'T have these strong core muscles that everyone told me we all have. So my advice if you truly have just very little fat on your stomach is to do the same. Weight training your whole body, which will work your core by default, plus something like an ab wheel. They're 10 bucks, you can get them anywhere, and they're really hard & effective. And lots of protein to accompany that.

You're not saying anything different that the rest of us. No one said all you need is to strengthen your abs and the fat doesn't matter.

For your abs to show you need

1) to have a low enough BF %

2) to strengthen the muscles

(1) is much more important than (2). You can have the strongest abs in the world but if your BF % isn't low enough they will not show.

Original Post by armandounc:

You're not saying anything different that the rest of us. No one said all you need is to strengthen your abs and the fat doesn't matter.

For your abs to show you need

1) to have a low enough BF %

2) to strengthen the muscles

(1) is much more important than (2). You can have the strongest abs in the world but if your BF % isn't low enough they will not show.

Yes, I am saying something different (based on, as I said, my personal experience). This is what has been said:

-"Proper diet.  Sorry that's not any big revolutionary secret, but exposing abs requires lowering body fat."

-"Abs requires kitchen strategy, more than workout strategy. It's true, it is not about doing countless crunches, peddling, obliques, leg/ knee raises. Rather it is about a corrective approach to what you eat. once your fat percentage is low and lean mass is high in your body, you will have more of visible shaping of your abdominal muscles."

My point is that yes, I am aware that for most people having your abs show is a matter of lowering body fat. That is what most people will say on this forum or elsewhere, and they are absolutely correct that most people can't see their abs because of the fat covering them. However, this was not the case for me, and since the OP stated they don't have much fat on their stomach (like me), I was telling him/her that my experience is that fat had nothing to do with why I wasn't getting definition, rather it was that I needed to strengthen my core (I didn't lose any weight whatsoever in order to change the appearance of my abs).

Original Post by armandounc:

You're not saying anything different that the rest of us. No one said all you need is to strengthen your abs and the fat doesn't matter.

Not sure what you mean by that. I didn't say everyone was saying fat doesn't matter, I was saying just the opposite.

Try usin the weighted ab crunch machine.  If u want those lines, u gotta actually LIFT with ur abs!!!

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