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    Smile How do I get abs and cuts? (21yo male)

    So I used to be pretty fat and from purely dieting I have gotten relatively thin but not "skeleton" thin. I'm around 5'8 and weigh 150 ish. My stomache is nearly flat but I just do not have any abs at all or cuts. I'm not sure if its actually fat I need to lose that is preventing me from having visible abs or what. Any advice here please? I eat a pretty lean diet and don't have much weight to lose but the abs just are not there
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    You won't get abs if you don't train them. You need to train them daily and continue to lose fat.
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    Originally Posted by backinthegymbro View Post
    You won't get abs if you don't train them. You need to train them daily and continue to lose fat.
    Ok thanks that makes sense. Do you recommend any specific exercises? I dont like lifting weights much i'm sure there's some body exercise that would help me. I used to do situps but I don't feel they're very beneficial, maybe crunches would be good?
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    Abs are made in the gym and revealed in the kitchen as the saying goes.

    Having you spent time doing a muscle building phase? At 21 I doubt you have built enough muscle to reveal a six pack unless you want to look like a skeleton.

    However I have been wrong post a pic of your full body and we will have a look.
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    Originally Posted by Jburns77 View Post
    Ok thanks that makes sense. Do you recommend any specific exercises? I dont like lifting weights much i'm sure there's some body exercise that would help me. I used to do situps but I don't feel they're very beneficial, maybe crunches would be good?
    You will find getting a six pack very very hard without doing weights.

    Crunches DON'T cut it I am afraid.
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    Originally Posted by hardyboysare View Post
    You will find getting a six pack very very hard without doing weights.

    Crunches DON'T cut it I am afraid.
    because im not very "big" i very rarely do weight lifting mainly just calisthenics (running, pushups, pullups, ect). I'm not super small either im probably just a little smaller than average. I know my diet is mostly good but i'm guessing they're not showing because I never workout my abs, though im clearly not an expert and just guessing lol. If I need weight training what sort of excersises are good for that?
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    Originally Posted by Jburns77 View Post
    because im not very "big" i very rarely do weight lifting mainly just calisthenics (running, pushups, pullups, ect). I'm not super small either im probably just a little smaller than average. I know my diet is mostly good but i'm guessing they're not showing because I never workout my abs, though im clearly not an expert and just guessing lol. If I need weight training what sort of excersises are good for that?
    I don't think you should just look at weightlifting that's good for your abs. Consider the whole package. If you've got great abs but a small chest, or small arms, it's not going to have the same effect is it?

    If you're not really into weights but do want to make a change, commit for three months to one of the recommended novice programs, work your ass off and reap the rewards. I wasn't into weights, love it now.
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    Originally Posted by Jburns77 View Post
    Ok thanks that makes sense. Do you recommend any specific exercises? I dont like lifting weights much i'm sure there's some body exercise that would help me. I used to do situps but I don't feel they're very beneficial, maybe crunches would be good?
    If you don't have access to a gym, sit ups and lying leg raises work great.
    If you have a pull up bar or can go outside and find some monkey bars, hanging leg/knee raises are the best exercise.

    Decline sit ups and cable crunches are also great but you need a gym for the latter.
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    You mentioned wanting abs, but not really anything else. What about chest, biceps, etc? A generally muscular physique? Great abs on a body that's not particularly muscular isn't going to be particularly attractive, IMHO. Do you not want to expend the time and energy weightlifting perhaps? It is a commitment, and count the cost before you jump in. If you're not weight training, I wouldn't lose more weight. 150 is pretty low and you'll just look skinny lower, especially with no muscles to show for it (other than abs, I guess).
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    ^ Agree with above.

    Working to build abs will look pretty ridiculous if the rest of your body is lacking. You don't want a six pack with a wimpy chest and noodle arms. You really should work your whole body if you want to build muscle. Otherwise you should just focus on remaining fit.

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    Originally Posted by Tricon7 View Post
    You mentioned wanting abs, but not really anything else. What about chest, biceps, etc? A generally muscular physique? Great abs on a body that's not particularly muscular isn't going to be particularly attractive, IMHO. Do you not want to expend the time and energy weightlifting perhaps? It is a commitment, and count the cost before you jump in. If you're not weight training, I wouldn't lose more weight. 150 is pretty low and you'll just look skinny lower, especially with no muscles to show for it (other than abs, I guess).
    I agree you are definately right I just think bulking to be big all around is a huge commitment, not just from being in the gym but also diet-wise and eating lots of protein ect. I don't need shredded abs I just would like them to show atleast and maybe put on a few pounds of muscle, my goal is not to be huge or anything but you are probably right I should work on the whole body
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    Originally Posted by backinthegymbro View Post
    If you don't have access to a gym, sit ups and lying leg raises work great.
    If you have a pull up bar or can go outside and find some monkey bars, hanging leg/knee raises are the best exercise.

    Decline sit ups and cable crunches are also great but you need a gym for the latter.
    This was exactly what i was thinking. Or if you have access to a weighted ball(medicine ball, bowling ball, lead weight, gallon jug of water, ect) do weighted crunches focusing on contracting the upper abs. For the Lower abs laying leg raises to start then to up difficulty at a weight between your feet. You dont need much 1-5lbs.
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