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    Question is 19.7% bodyfat for a woman good?

    I got measured by a dexa scan for my bodyfat percentage and it came back with 19.7% bodyfat. I am very lean and have a good amount of muscle mass but my abs are still not fully in like I would want them to be. At this point do you believe I could achieve abs at this specific bodyfat or should I cut down to roughly 17-18% for them?
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    Sub 20% BF for a woman is generally considered "athletic" however that is just an approximation as everyone has a bit different body composition.

    You may need to lose more fat to see "abs" however you may also need to develop the abdominal muscles more before they will be prominent at any reasonable bf level. As I said, it tends to vary from person to person.
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    Originally Posted by AL459 View Post
    I got measured by a dexa scan for my bodyfat percentage and it came back with 19.7% bodyfat. I am very lean and have a good amount of muscle mass but my abs are still not fully in like I would want them to be. At this point do you believe I could achieve abs at this specific bodyfat or should I cut down to roughly 17-18% for them?
    Those scans aren't accurate. If you want abs, and you don't have them, and you're trained... you need to lose fat.
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