Stomach Fat Watch

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So I've got a bit stomach fat that's in the way of me having a visible 6 pack without tensing. Does anyone have any tips on how i could achieve this? There's no real time limit for this but I would like this to happen before 6th form. Thanks
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Lose weight.
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loose weight is wise advice. Funnily enough there's no other way to have less fat. Read the FAQ sticky if you want to better understand how to do that.
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Lose weight.
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loose weight is wise advice. Funnily enough there's no other way to have less fat. Read the FAQ sticky if you want to better understand how to do that.
The problem isn't that I'm fat at all, if anything I'm pretty lean apart from that last little bit.

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If you don't build up the muscles you won't have noticeable ab muscles until you get to dangerously low body fat. Try maintaining your weight but add more weight/intensity to your workout. And just eat less fat and more protein/vitamins
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(Original post by Déscartés)
The problem isn't that I'm fat at all, if anything I'm pretty lean apart from that last little bit.

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You either want to loose it or you don't. There's no such thing as just loosing it from the one place.

Gaining muscle will help but you may find you need to gain some weight to gain muscle then loose some fat which obviously takes longer. Trying to loose fat whilst gaining muscle is difficult so most people who try it achieve nothing
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Simply start swimming 2-3 times a week, and generally eat less.
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Yep spot reduction (targeting body fat in one area by exercising it more frequently) is a myth. Everyones body will store fat in different places and you can't control the body's preference to where it burns fat when you are in a caloric deficit sadly.

If you really want those abs to be visible just steadily maintain a caloric deficit (doesn't need to be massive) over time and you'll get there. This can be achieved by eating less calories, increasing the amount of exercise you do, or a mixture of both.

I'd recommend just upping the amount of cardio you are doing, as eating less is boring (: (unless you're okay with eating cleaner)
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Yep spot reduction (targeting body fat in one area by exercising it more frequently) is a myth. Everyones body will store fat in different places and you can't control the body's preference to where it burns fat when you are in a caloric deficit sadly.

If you really want those abs to be visible just steadily maintain a caloric deficit (doesn't need to be massive) over time and you'll get there. This can be achieved by eating less calories, increasing the amount of exercise you do, or a mixture of both.

I'd recommend just upping the amount of cardio you are doing, as eating less is boring (: (unless you're okay with eating cleaner)
Upping my cardio would probably be best for me, I was planning on starting to run after my exams anyway. Tbh I have pretty irregular eating habits so I might have to correct it.

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Both Cardio and resistance training.

Maybe 3 cardio sessions a week and 3 resistance training sessions a week.
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I don't think you understand how low your body fat percentage have to be in order for your abs to be visible.
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I don't think you understand how low your body fat percentage have to be in order for your abs to be visible.
I already have a low fat percentage...

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I already have a low fat percentage...

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But it's evidentially not low enough for visible abs....
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If you're low enough body fat so that if you put your arm up to about 90 degrees to your torso and rotate the arm so your thumbs are facing the ground, you can see all 3 heads of your deltoids, then I'd say your in the ballpark of body fat % to start seeing your abs.
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But it's evidentially not low enough for visible abs....
Tbh like someone said I think my body stores fat in my stomach because I have very little fat elsewhere.

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I already have a low fat percentage...

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I'm just in the single figure bracket at 180cm and 83kg. I don't have visible abs and I wouldn't do until that figure is 6% or so rather than 9/10%

So your low is in fact high relatively speaking.
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(Original post by Déscartés)
Tbh like someone said I think my body stores fat in my stomach because I have very little fat elsewhere.

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What % is it?
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What % is it?
Last time I checked was year 10 and it was 17% which is alright. Since then I've started swimming so it might have decreased or stayed the same.

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Last time I checked was year 10 and it was 17% which is alright. Since then I've started swimming so it might have decreased or stayed the same.

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10% is the number usually given for proper abs on a man, it varies person to person. So if you weight 75kg you'd be looking at loosing 5kg+

If you don't have much muscle and you go down to 10% then you're going to look really skinny
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10% is the number usually given for proper abs on a man, it varies person to person. So if you weight 75kg you'd be looking at loosing 5kg+

If you don't have much muscle and you go down to 10% then you're going to look really skinny
I think I'll be alright, I've been told I'm pretty dench for my size. But to burn fat I have to burn more calories than I eat and my thinking is that if I go for a run or a swim I'll be extremely hungry and and put the effort in.

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