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    How do you get a flat defined chest with a line all the way up?

    How do you flatten the lower part of the abs to get that 'six pack'?

    Even if you have very little fat on you or have defined abs/a six pack when you have an empty stomach in the morning... after you have eaten a meal, do you still have a flat tummy or does it stick out again?

    Even with a six pack, do you still get distension?
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    lose overall bodyfat via a caloric deficit, that's the only way to get a six pack/flat stomach, you cannot spot reduce fat
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    Okay, defined chest comes from incline presses and also burning fat. Focus on muscle gains first and then cutting, especially if you're skinny. It takes time though, but over a few years, you will see them. If you have enough time to keep doing those and press ups, then gains can be built up over about a year. The line up the chest comes quickly if you aim to increase the weight every month or so and focus on the 6-8 rep range.

    Lower abs are the hardest to define haha. You lose the flab, by cutting down on fats in your diet. Once it starts to get less, then you focus on ab exercises like crunches, etc.
    You only see abs once your body fat % is low enough. Things like hanging raises and leg raises whilst on the floor help tone the lower part. But is is tricky as it's the last part to tone normally!

    Yeah you normally get toned abs after you've evacuated your bowels and bladder in the morning as there is less bloating or distended organs. If you have lowered your %fat and toned a bit, then the abs are pretty defined. You get greater distension after eating before you have those washboard ab six packs, but do note, even with a six pack, you will still probably get a 'tummy' or a belly after eating a big meal.

    That is normal! Pictures of celebrities are before they have eaten a big meal. If you have a six pack, you still get a tummy after a big Sunday Roast. It goes down again after a few hours/ after sleep. Digestion is not instant! So all the gases inside the intestines cause some bloating. That varies in quantity between people and depending on allergies.

    Good luck!!
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    (Original post by Greg Jackson)
    lose overall bodyfat via a caloric deficit, that's the only way to get a six pack/flat stomach, you cannot spot reduce fat
    Thanks! But after you have eaten a meal, you would still get a 'tummy' wouldn't you? I have been getting my bodyfat down and tend to have relatively defined abs before mealtimes. I'm not at hardcore levels yet, but I don't want to go that far. I also am skinny so am trying to build up my chest.

    (Original post by rahulchopra30)
    Okay, defined chest comes from incline presses and also burning fat. Focus on muscle gains first and then cutting, especially if you're skinny. It takes time though, but over a few years, you will see them. If you have enough time to keep doing those and press ups, then gains can be built up over about a year. The line up the chest comes quickly if you aim to increase the weight every month or so and focus on the 6-8 rep range.

    Lower abs are the hardest to define haha. You lose the flab, by cutting down on fats in your diet. Once it starts to get less, then you focus on ab exercises like crunches, etc.
    You only see abs once your body fat % is low enough. Things like hanging raises and leg raises whilst on the floor help tone the lower part. But is is tricky as it's the last part to tone normally!

    Yeah you normally get toned abs after you've evacuated your bowels and bladder in the morning as there is less bloating or distended organs. If you have lowered your %fat and toned a bit, then the abs are pretty defined. You get greater distension after eating before you have those washboard ab six packs, but do note, even with a six pack, you will still probably get a 'tummy' or a belly after eating a big meal.

    That is normal! Pictures of celebrities are before they have eaten a big meal. If you have a six pack, you still get a tummy after a big Sunday Roast. It goes down again after a few hours/ after sleep. Digestion is not instant! So all the gases inside the intestines cause some bloating. That varies in quantity between people and depending on allergies.

    Good luck!!
    Very helpful thanks. Glad to hear that the tummy is normal after xmas lunch!!
    How best to get the line up the middle? It looks great immediately post gym, but by nightfall has gone down again!
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    Yeah you need to challenge the upper body continuosly to build up the upper part of the chest. This will give you the coveted line. Bench presses and incline help a lot.

    As you can't spot reduce fat, you need to reduce your fatty unhealthy foods till you get your body fat % down. So keep the ice cream and burgers for the weekend and the week healthy. Combine this as you get leaner with some toning exercises and maintain a good upright posture.

    You will start to see results quickly if you exercise in general as you burn calories that way.

    But yeah as someone else here as stated, even if you have a six pack, you may get a tummy/bloating straight after eating. That's perfectly natural and normal!! If you have a six pack it goes down again after 5-6 hours. That's where the difference is.
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    Use a scarpel to carve your stomach flat and use a marker pen to draw on the line.
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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    Use a scarpel to carve your stomach flat and use a marker pen to draw on the line.
    This is Plan B!
 
 
 
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