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How to get "11-shaped abs".


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^ Like this girl? I know she's thin, but I'm more referring to the shape of the abs. As you can see, she doesn't have a six pack, but two vertical lines on each side, sort of resembling an 11. I think abs are much more feminine this way and was wondering what exercises can best achieve the look ?

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That doesn't require any exercises whatsoever (at least not any that target the abs). That's just from being overly skinny and having no fat over her abs.

 

IMO that does not look very attractive.

that look requires no fitness what so ever.  Eat less.

Thanks for your input, but I don't think that's true. I've been thinner than the girl in the pic and mine sure didn't look like that. 

There must be some exercises that target mainly the muscles on the side?

I think those "muscles" on her side are her pelvis protruding through her skin. You see those all the time on Survivor.

That is what happens when you have a low bf% and no muscle.  If she had any muscle, she would have a 6 pack- or be on route to one.  If you google thin no abs, you get girls that look like her.  I don't know what exercise will get you a lack of muscle.


your lack of knowledge of the human body is astounding... you are never going to look like that by exercising your abs

Like Kevin said those protrusions are her pelvic bones

I think this type of "11" is much more appealing and actually requires a lot of heavy weight lifting and a good diet.

At least this kind of "11" is much more reasonable goal for me.

 

Original Post by dbackerfan:

Like Kevin said those protrusions are her pelvic bones

I think this type of "11" is much more appealing and actually requires a lot of heavy weight lifting and a good diet.

At least this kind of "11" is much more reasonable goal for me.

^ Ah good to know a similar result is achievable through exercise. Do you happen to know what type of gym equipment I'd have to use?

That woman is really hulky, though.

Original Post by armandounc:


your lack of knowledge of the human body is astounding... you are never going to look like that by exercising your abs

Lol how am I supposed to know, it's not like the human body is something I'm occupied with on a daily basis. I'm just a kid.

edit: Here's the article I got it from http://www.soompi.com/news/netizens-stunned-b y-fxs-krystal-perfect-abs-1/

As I do agree with the others about this 11 ab was not from fitness, it may just be how her body looks with low fat%. We are not going to look the same when we lose, workout, and such. You mention you have been thinner but do you have the same body type (height/shape/body fat %/etc)? Also, skinnier and having less body fat % can be two different things. You sound like you maybe want spot fat loss, which isn't possible (without surgery).

When I was growing up I had a friend same height and weight but she was athletic smaller body fat % and she had a 6pack, I have yet to see another teenage girl have a 6pack like this girl and we had friends skinnier/smaller framed trying to workout to get a 6pack and it didn't work, in my friends case I think genetics, low body fat % and her athletic life style all played a part. 

Some people are built like that. I always have an "11" like that girl, regardless of how fit I am or how much I weigh.

It's just there.

Original Post by youndme:

Original Post by dbackerfan:

Like Kevin said those protrusions are her pelvic bones

I think this type of "11" is much more appealing and actually requires a lot of heavy weight lifting and a good diet.

At least this kind of "11" is much more reasonable goal for me.

^ Ah good to know a similar result is achievable through exercise. Do you happen to know what type of gym equipment I'd have to use?

That woman is really hulky, though.

Original Post by armandounc:


your lack of knowledge of the human body is astounding... you are never going to look like that by exercising your abs

Lol how am I supposed to know, it's not like the human body is something I'm occupied with on a daily basis. I'm just a kid.

edit: Here's the article I got it from http://www.soompi.com/news/netizens-stunned-b y-fxs-krystal-perfect-abs-1/

To get into that shape you would need a strict diet and heavy full body weight lifting with Squats, deadlifts, lunges, overhead presses, push ups, chin ups, pull ups.  

It also appears besides being a "kid" you may have some ED or body dysphomic issues that should be addressed first.

If you want to be healthy and look healthy you have to eat - to get nice abs you got to work out and weight lifting is the best to get the type of definition you want.

Maybe look into the book New Rules of Lifting for Abs 

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you might try pilaties

Okay, thanks for the insight everyone !

dbackerfan, thanks for the tip, but seriously?:

Original Post by dbackerfan:

It also appears besides being a "kid" you may have some ED or body dysphomic issues that should be addressed first.

Um wow. Because I mistook a different type of tight belly for abs? 

Original Post by youndme:

Okay, thanks for the insight everyone !

dbackerfan, thanks for the tip, but seriously?:

Original Post by dbackerfan:

It also appears besides being a "kid" you may have some ED or body dysphomic issues that should be addressed first.

Um wow. Because I mistook a different type of tight belly for abs? 


I don't think you have an ED, unless you think you're disgustingly fat every time you look in the mirror just because you may have a small fat layer on your abdomen or if you're drastically cutting your calories and obsessing over it.

I don't think what some of the people posted on here was right, as it was kind of blunt and insulting. But anyway, I think having a stomach like that is genetic, because even when I was underweight, my belly never looked like that, It's simply due to genetics that a lot of fat goes to my belly, regardless of my weight. It does get me a little upset when I see other girls with flat abs when mine are actually far more toned, but hey, a strong muscular tummy with a little pooch always beats a flat weak one, right? :D

Since you're probably young like me, you probably can't go to the gym and lift heavy weights like how every other person on this sight has suggested for me lol(but I'll definitely look into it when I'm older) There are some simple ab exercises that you can do at home which I've seen results with, such as planks(probably the most effective), pushups, bicycle crunches, leg lifts, and many more. Doing yoga can also help tighten your core and make it more flexible =)

I'm going to disagree with several of the posters in this thread.

I have two vertical lines on my stomach - I'm certainly not overly skinny (definitely not as skinny as the girl in the first link), nor do I have no muscle. I'm pretty sure I didn't have them when I was previously at this weight, but had never worked out before - so that would suggest that heavy lifting was potentially part of the reason I have them now. 

I don't have a visible 6 pack, nor is it a goal of mine, since it would require me to get to a lower bf% than I have any desire to get to. At most, when at a lower weight than I currently am, I can see my obliques when I flex, which is pretty useless since I don't walk around shirtless and flexing. Having these vertical lines wasn't a goal either - just something I happen to have now.

Wanting those lines is not an indication of an ED or BDD, and I'm not sure why dbacker said that. I agree that eating well and lifting heavy (which, by the way, is very much an option for teens) is key for looking your best, whatever that might be for your own genetics, but I don't think that asking the question indicates something darker than simply wanting to look a certain way.

smashley and armando, as usual, are more intent on criticizing anyone who isn't as brilliant and informed as they are, than actually providing information.

I resent that.  I provided information based on what I could gauge from a picture.  I also didn't criticize her.  I just don't think that that look requires fitness.  Many models get that look by not eating.

we provided all the information she needed, don't fault us for the fact that it's as simple as "you don't need exercise for that"

it's all the info she needs to know

Original Post by amethystgirl:

 I agree that eating well and lifting heavy (which, by the way, is very much an option for teens) is key for looking your best

This "lifting heavy" advice could use some cautionary notes.  There is no reason that the typical teenage girl needs to be lifting heavy.  It takes time, inclination, and, most importantly, intelligent monitoring.

An overall exercise program that includes cardio and light lifting would be more typical for most teenage girls, if they have the desire to exercise at all.

 

Original Post by shane_paladin:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

 I agree that eating well and lifting heavy (which, by the way, is very much an option for teens) is key for looking your best

This "lifting heavy" advice could use some cautionary notes.  There is no reason that the typical teenage girl needs to be lifting heavy.  It takes time, inclination, and, most importantly, intelligent monitoring.

An overall exercise program that includes cardio and light lifting would be more typical for most teenage girls, if they have the desire to exercise at all.

More typical is not necessarily better, shane. Yes, they need to use proper form, as do men and women of all ages.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by shane_paladin:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

 I agree that eating well and lifting heavy (which, by the way, is very much an option for teens) is key for looking your best

This "lifting heavy" advice could use some cautionary notes.  There is no reason that the typical teenage girl needs to be lifting heavy.  It takes time, inclination, and, most importantly, intelligent monitoring.

An overall exercise program that includes cardio and light lifting would be more typical for most teenage girls, if they have the desire to exercise at all.

More typical is not necessarily better, shane. Yes, they need to use proper form, as do men and women of all ages.

My advice for the vast majority of teenage girls who would like to include exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle is: include a combination of light lifting and cardio.  Leave the heavy lifting for those very few female athletes who have some reason to be doing it.

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