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    My upper abs seem to be developing better than my lower abs

    I'm starting to notice that my upper 2 abs are very well defined compared to the lower and middle 2 abs. I am currently doing abs monday, wednesday, and friday, with the following workout,

    captains chair knee raises - 3x sets
    cable crunches - 3x sets
    flat bench leg raises combined with a hip raise - 3x sets
    sideways crunches, burn out on both sides
    cable crunches - 3x sets
    captains chair knee raises - 3x sets

    I'm wondering if alot of my workouts revolve around my upper abs or not? It just seems that when i flex my abs, and feel them, my upper ones are progressing alot better than the mid 2 and lower 2. Any input/advice would be good.
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    Probably more a body fat issue if anything. For a lot of people the lower part of the abs are the last things to show. So while it might appear that the upper abs are more developed it just has less fat covering.
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    Lower abs is always harder than upper simply because men tend to store fat around the midsection, and also genetically some guys just have a 4-pack even when sub-10% bodyfat. If the problem is fat, then don't worry. They aren't getting less development, just less exposure.
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    Originally Posted by DYTrainer View Post
    Probably more a body fat issue if anything. For a lot of people the lower part of the abs are the last things to show. So while it might appear that the upper abs are more developed it just has less fat covering.
    exactly.
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    since were on the topic of development, my top two abs are almost even. my right is about .5 of an inch lower. the next two are almost out by an inch and it continues from there. anything i can do about that? or is that just genetics? anything would help. thanks
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    i am not really referring to how my stomach looks, i will flex my abs and "feel out" my 6 pack with my fingers, and i can physically, not visually, tell that my upper abs are bigger than my lower ones

    Originally Posted by D-Rock20 View Post
    since were on the topic of development, my top two abs are almost even. my right is about .5 of an inch lower. the next two are almost out by an inch and it continues from there. anything i can do about that? or is that just genetics? anything would help. thanks
    thats genetics.
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    one more bump incase anyone has some more input
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    Originally Posted by yopy View Post
    one more bump incase anyone has some more input
    Same here dude, it's not only visually, but my lower abs are less developed... my problem though is that I already have a thick "Adonis Belt" not sure if I do leg raises with help to increase the size of my lower abs and or the thickness of my "Adonis V shape" (Belt) Stupid gens!
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    most people don't know how to train the lower abs and just end up training the hip flexors. do hip tucks and anything that is similar to that. also leg raises without the hip tuck at the end are completely fukking pointless.
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    More sets, need to do at least 10 sets for each ab in the pack.
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    Well telling from my point of view....at 16-18% BF i have 2 upper abs that you can see as plain as daylight....
    Lower abs i can't see them, but they are there.....

    I say it's a problem of getting your BF lower.

    Originally Posted by D-Rock20
    since were on the topic of development, my top two abs are almost even. my right is about .5 of an inch lower. the next two are almost out by an inch and it continues from there. anything i can do about that? or is that just genetics? anything would help. thanks

    It's probably genetics too, but i would stick my neck and say that when you trained you had a bit of a bad posture and one side took more training than the other part. If you did heavy weighted exercises it might just be that.
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    its a lot harder to get the lower abs to develop than the upper for a lot of people regardless of BF %.
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