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    Looking for Abs

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    I have been doing Primal for 6 months and am not complaining one bit....it has changes my life. I have lost 58lbs and feel great. I did this to get healthy and that seems to be working....bloodwork is also wonderful now.

    However, I do have a small vanity issue. I would look to find my abs just once in this life.

    Any idea as to what body fat % most men start to get some definition??

    I get many different answers on this as well as the fact that almost all the body fat % methods seem to also come in with different results.
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    the body fat % will likely vary depending on where your body stores fat mostly, but i would estimate that when you get into the mid to lower teens you'll start seeing those abs (flexed) poking out a little bit.

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    it could start at high teens low 20s... depending on your composition... where you store your fat, how muscular you are, etc...
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    Yes, BF% will not accurately predict when your abs are visible. If your legs and arms are scrawny, you can be at 12% with a little pot belly, or if you're a ripped hulk, 12% can mean window shutter abs that poke out an inch apiece.

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    Yep, just be patient and stay primal. Lift heavy and do some sort of 'sprint' at least once a week. I prefer hill sprints (they'll kill you, dead) but you can do kettlebell work, burpees, tabata circuits, etc. I would strongly encourage you to try hill sprints though, work up gradually. If I could stick to a sprinting routine I'm pretty confident I'd have lost more body fat, but while I love how I feel afterwards, getting out there at first is hard for me.

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    Thanks everyone....I figured as much. Not an exact science to this. I will keep going strong. My measurements keep improving and strength and speed increasing. I also notice small changes in definition elsewhere and vascularity (if thats a word?). I guess eventually they will start coming. I estimate I'm at about 19% BF and dropping. Man, it sure gets a little hader to get those results after losing 59 lbs so easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mission Possible View Post
    Thanks everyone....I figured as much. Not an exact science to this. I will keep going strong. My measurements keep improving and strength and speed increasing. I also notice small changes in definition elsewhere and vascularity (if thats a word?). I guess eventually they will start coming. I estimate I'm at about 19% BF and dropping. Man, it sure gets a little hader to get those results after losing 59 lbs so easily.
    Well yeah, you have to realize that from a survival standpoint, the last thing your body wants is for you to have sweet abs. It's got more than a couple mechanisms set in place to prevent that from happening. A primal diet, however, provides enough nourishment where this becomes a little easier but you still have to put in the work for them. There's some people, let's call them "lucky fucks" for whom this seems like a non-issue and they just get to low bf% without having to do much dieting or exercising. Small percentage of the population though.

    Have you taken a look at Intermittent fasting diet for fat loss, muscle gain and health yet? Or read about fasting? I wouldn't want you to go too crazy, but it's very cool information that could come in handy.

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    "let's call them "lucky fucks"" LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorMag View Post
    "let's call them "lucky fucks"" LMAO
    I agree, I'm hovering somewhere around 12% and I only get the top 2 abs with top down lighting.

    Why? cause my legs are probably ~5% fat. Hanging onto that belly that I've had since I was born. Today my wife gave me the, "you're so skinny, except on your belly". And it's not cause it sticks out, it doesn't (unless I've just eaten).
    I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

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    Some basic and easy exercises for 6 pack abs are leg lifts, the plank, and the crunch,
    For the six pack abs, a person has not only strengthened their abs by performing exercises...
    this exercise is best for the abs and for stay healthy and fit ...

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