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Redchip26
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I am an underweight woman and I do a lot of ab exercises but I can’t seem to get visible abs. I feel like I’ve built my ab muscles but I can’t get much definition, even though I’m pretty sure I have quite a low body fat percentage
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I am an underweight woman and I do a lot of ab exercises but I can’t seem to get visible abs. I feel like I’ve built my ab muscles but I can’t get much definition, even though I’m pretty sure I have quite a low body fat percentage
Muscles usually start to look defined when there is a low amount of fat covering that muscle. Just strengthening your muscles won't necessarily mean they're gonna show. Men have it a bit harder. They need to cut down to about 6-9% body fat for abs to show, while women need about 16-19% body fat. You may just think you have a low body fat percentage, when in reality it could be higher. The easiest way to lose the fat is to incorporate some sort of cardio with a good diet. The idea of calories in over calories out. So if you want to lose fat, you have to use more calories than you eat. This is very hard to do, and by no means do i say starve yourself. You should gradually just continue exercising, both cardio and strength training (whole body), and also count how many calories you are consuming in comparison to how much you're exercising. It's all to do with dedication and how much work you're willing to put into it.

Abs are very hard to constantly have them on show. In any case, don't worry too much about them, just work out, eat right and you'll be healthy, abs are overrated anyway.
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