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miketemp01980
07-11-2005, 06:18 PM
I want to get my abs more defined. Is is posible to have well defined abs

without losing mass. Also besides sit-ups ect do have to run to get them

defined. Basically how do i get defined abs without losing mass?? Is it

possible??...

RipStone
07-11-2005, 07:30 PM
Yea, eat a clean diet and do cardio.

miketemp01980
07-11-2005, 07:53 PM
Yea, eat a clean diet and do cardio.

Thanks. Does that mean loss of mass?

phiednate
07-11-2005, 08:08 PM
I am not a genious when it comes to this stuff but from what I have read is abs on males start to show up at around 10% body fat.

Some ways to reduce body fat? Cardio and lower calorie clean diet which (dont quote me on this) may mean you will lose some mass. I am sure there ways to do it without loosing muscle mass but I thats usually the problem with most diets.

rockstarsar
07-11-2005, 08:18 PM
Thanks. Does that mean loss of mass?

It means a loss of fat.

miketemp01980
07-11-2005, 08:55 PM
It means a loss of fat.


Translation= Also loss of muscle mass... true?

Mister_A
07-11-2005, 08:56 PM
Translation= Also loss of muscle mass... true?
Not if you do it right.

TexasLift
07-11-2005, 09:07 PM
Not if you do it right.

Correct...

Regarding correct cardio while cutting, while simultaniously AVOIDING muscle loss, I would suggest HIIT workouts, or steady pace cardio not exceeding 20 minutes per session, 6 times a week.

Also -- Try to achieve a ~500 calorie deficite every day...

Kurz
07-12-2005, 05:40 AM
Correct...

Regarding correct cardio while cutting, while simultaniously AVOIDING muscle loss, I would suggest HIIT workouts, or steady pace cardio not exceeding 20 minutes per session, 6 times a week.

Also -- Try to achieve a ~500 calorie deficite every day...
Steady pace cardio needs to be more towards the 30-45 min. time frame...

RipStone
07-12-2005, 05:49 AM
Translation= Also loss of muscle mass... true?

doesnt have to be true if you eat right and do the right amount of cardio for your body. it will take some tweaking, but it's possible if you already have the ab muscles under a lil bit of fat to get them to show without losing mass. but, you would make life easier on yourself if you were willing to give up a lil(just a lil) mass for some more definititon.