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    Registered User wheygainer's Avatar
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    Help: 6-Pack Abs but still have the "bloated" look

    Hey Guys, so i have been training for sometime now and have 6-Pack Abs but still have the "bloated" look, especially from the side. My stomach sticks out further than my chest when I'm not flexing. Im pretty sure its not fat because my body fat is about 4%. Is this normal when I'm not flexing to look like that? Any suggestions for getting it to go away or is it just my body structure? Thanks!
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    It's fat. You're not 4%
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    Id check your body fat % again. go from there
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    could be water bloat brah, thats what im thinking.
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    You don't weigh alot so I'm guessing you kinda have low bf. What post above me said most likely water.
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    It's fat stored in your lower stomach, some people (including myself) get it pretty bad is is near impossible to get rid of. If you gain some muscle it'll just blend in (worked with me).
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    You may also have lordosis/sway back. Check about it on google. It is basically a super-enhanced curve in your spine in your lower back zone and it is caused by abs/back imbalances and lack of flexibility. And it can cause your abs to look like this from the side.

    It basically looks like this:


    left one is with sway back. Right is without.

    Also, I'm pretty sure you are not even nearly to 4%BF
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    4% body fat... I see.
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    OP, you sound more like a 14%(maybe more)...
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    thats it i think man. thats exactly how it looks from the side. thanks buddy
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