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Ab. Muscle Building


#1

Ok I am very knew to all of this..I am 5'7 120 lbs,I dont have a clue to bf% but there really isnt much there.

I am at a point to where I am starting to notice the muscles in my abs showing,but not to the extent to what I would like,what is a good way to cut the fat in that section to make my progress more noticable?low-carb, low fat??For someone of my thin frame,what foods are generally the best intake to achieve this?


#2

Are you male or female?


#3

Ok I am very knew to all of this..I am 5'7 120 lbs and female,I dont have a clue to bf% but there really isnt much there.

I am at a point to where I am starting to notice the muscles in my abs showing,but not to the extent to what I would like,what is a good way to cut the fat in that section to make my progress more noticable?low-carb, low fat??For someone of my thin frame,what foods are generally the best intake to achieve this?


#4

mEEE! lolz, im not too sure, someone smart will post soon!


#5

You can not cut the fat in "that section". Not in any section. You'll have to cut the fat all over.

That means: cardio to burn the calories and restrict your intake.

Low carb is the way to go I think. With enough protein and good fats (omega 3).

Did you ever consider lifting heavy stuff?


#6

The pic is kinda unclear. You should take a better one so we can get a more clear visual. :wink:

This thread by Vroom has some great information, I'd suggest you read through at least most of the articles he links to. There are some good diet programs in there too.

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=640350

What's your diet and training like now? Be as detailed as you can, we'll be able to help you more.


#7

As it has been said before, "spot reduction" won't happen. Basically, you will have to follow a two-pronged approach:

1.) Lower your body fat level
2.) Develop the relevant muscles

Check out the Beginner's Thread mentioned above. You will find various articles on diet and training. You may also want to read these:

Ab Training for Athletes and Babehounds, 2K3 by Christian Thibaudeau
http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=267ab2

Awesome Abs by Ian King
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459682
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459680
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459984
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459677

As for my initial question, there are too many skinny guys around here aspiring to look like Brad Pitt. I wanted to make sure you are not one of those before passing on the wisdom of ages regarding abs.