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    How do I get the "V" (lower abs, pelvic region)

    Hey, I was just wondering if anyone could tell me some excersises to do in order to get the "V" that all the girls go crazy for. If you don't know what Im talking about, its the lines you get around your hips below your abs. Hopefully someone knows what im talking about anyway haha. Thanks in advance for the help!

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    Has mainly to do with bodyfat. Skinny people who never workout can have it. But if you want exercises to target that area, target your hip flexors muscle -- hanging leg raises are pretty good.

    But here a tip: start working out for yourself, and do what YOU want... not what other people want. That attitude will get you further than a little v-line..

    Im sure if guys like you heard that girls liked guys with no traps and a pencil neck, that you would be on here asking how to get that. Seriously...
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    I appreciate the advice, thanks. I should of included that my girlfriend thinks its very sexy and I promised her that I'd at least try this summer to work on it for her (probably a stupid promise on my part but hey, it happens). Other than this, I do workout for what I want. Thanks again though!

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    Originally Posted by Mtguy8787 View Post
    Has mainly to do with bodyfat. Skinny people who never workout can have it. But if you want exercises to target that area, target your hip flexors muscle -- hanging leg raises are pretty good.

    But here a tip: start working out for yourself, and do what YOU want... not what other people want. That attitude will get you further than a little v-line..

    Im sure if guys like you heard that girls liked guys with no traps and a pencil neck, that you would be on here asking how to get that. Seriously...
    lol word

    Taking notes from educated folks is great. Then twist the advice slightly, not to disrupt the essence of the point and modify it to your personal body.

    You will see results and begin to realize bodybuilding or strength training isnt all about a six pack or v-shape (not that it is bad or anything just its somewhat the only thing some folks want to achieve and call themselves lifters )

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    Originally Posted by work4muscle View Post
    I appreciate the advice, thanks. I should of included that my girlfriend thinks its very sexy and I promised her that I'd at least try this summer to work on it for her (probably a stupid promise on my part but hey, it happens). Other than this, I do workout for what I want. Thanks again though!

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    what if you break that promise?
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    what if u ask your girlfriend for something too, Anything.
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    well she is usually pretty generous so i thought it was the least i could do for her. i could always lie and say "i worked at it real hard this summer but nothing seemed to work." which is fine with me. i just thought id ask and get some opinions from you guys. im guessing my BF% is about 12 right now so I could stand to lose a little of that...hell, its healthier anyways. Ive been bulking up this last semester so I could go for some toning this summer.

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    genetics and mainly low bf. my bf is around twelve percent in my pic. if your bf is really twelve percent and you still dont have it, you likely never will
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    Originally Posted by LSU1 View Post
    genetics and mainly low bf. my bf is around twelve percent in my pic. if your bf is really twelve percent and you still dont have it, you likely never will
    damn ur at 12% in that pic, u look pretty ripped. At 12-14% my abs look nothing like that, my arms and legs look great but still got the pouch.

    Good job dude
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    incline ab crunches (4 sets of 20, 3 times / week)... i noticed the V coming in after about 3 weeks ...
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    Originally Posted by kEEnan6 View Post
    incline ab crunches (4 sets of 20, 3 times / week)... i noticed the V coming in after about 3 weeks ...

    some other thing that you did that caused your bodyfat to lower is what made that visible... not the crunches.
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    like someone said, it's mostly genetic. at my highest (15-16% with no ab work for months), i still had very noticeable V lines.
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    Originally Posted by IKermit View Post
    like someone said, it's mostly genetic
    aka fat distribution. Some people may not carry as much fat in that area as other.

    Fat distribution is also largely affected by hormonal levels and balances.
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    genetics and mainly low bf. my bf is around twelve percent in my pic. if your bf is really twelve percent and you still dont have it, you likely never will
    well then whoever measured your bf is wrong. i'd say you're 8-9% just from looking at that picture.
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    Originally Posted by LSU1 View Post
    genetics and mainly low bf. my bf is around twelve percent in my pic. if your bf is really twelve percent and you still dont have it, you likely never will
    Shoot the person who did your measurment. Or if you are stepping on one of them scales dude they are crap!
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    I agree. BF % and genetics... I have a really hard time to get that V, it's almost impossible for me to have it even in a very low bf (at least like i want it).

    Everything u can do to help that V appear is the following:
    - Low ur bf
    - Workout ur inferior abs. Hanging leg raises and decline reverse crunches are the best in my opinion.

    Never the less, the biggest issue for the V is genetics (yea i know, it sucks...)
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    Hanging leg raises 10-12 supersetted with Weighted leg lifts 10-12, 3 sets each minimal rest in between, also genetics is a key factor and diet
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    Would carrying too much water also prevent this 'v'
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    Originally Posted by work4muscle View Post
    Hey, I was just wondering if anyone could tell me some excersises to do in order to get the "V" that all the girls go crazy for. If you don't know what Im talking about, its the lines you get around your hips below your abs. Hopefully someone knows what im talking about anyway haha. Thanks in advance for the help!

    Kyle
    Easy:
    1) check your diet: a health diet of veggies, fruit, meat, fish,...
    2) train hard: lots of overhead work for the abs, heavy deadlifts/squat

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