If you want a slim, muscular waistline, you need to…
Reduce bodyfat: Diet and energy system work are the biggest factors here. There is visceral fat below you abdominal muscles as well as subcutaneous fat just below the skin. If your waistline seems thick, you may be carrying more visceral fat than you realize.
Increase the size of the muscles above and below the waist: Think quads, glutes, hams below, and lats, chest, shoulders above. Make these muscles bigger and your waist will appear smaller.
Develop a strong core: Don’t neglect core training for fear of a thicker waistline. Besides health, injury prevention, and athletic performance, you need a strong core to support your other lifts. If you don’t have the midsection you need to support squats, military presses, etc., you’re holding back your progress in other areas (see number 2).[/quote]
Hmmm, good info. My bodyfat is pretty low now, according to calipers and pics, around 11-12%. Ive done plenty of squats and deadlifts, so I know my core is pretty strong. I dont believe I have any visceral fat (I think this is usually stress related), and I thought my fat was more under the skin- although I could be wrong. And my waist has narrowed out somewhat from dropping bodyfat. If I was carrying visceral fat, does it come off the same way as regular bodyfat?
Genetically I am bigger boned (cant think of another way to describe it). I have big glutes/hips and legs. Let put it this way, if I was to lose 40 more pounds, I wouldnt have a flat ass or chicken legs, genetically impossible. I feel if I stress to much on the obliques though, it will cause hypertrophy and widen my waist more. But, I wasnt sure on the side planks, as this is not the same as a “side crunch”, at least from what I understand.