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That saying about a six-pack being made in the kitchen is true. It doesn't matter how many crunches you do or whatever. If you eat more than you burn, then you're going to gain weight. Also, theres no such thing as spot-reduction of fat (i.e. doing crunches won't burn off just belly fat). An important part of getting a toned physique is also cardio and weight training. A good way to get started with weight training is with compound exercises. The guys at the gym who are ripped are, more likely than not, advanced lifters, hence, they also include more isolation exercises in their routines.

I generally lift weights 3 times a week and do cardio 3 times a week as well. I keep my diet fairly restricted, but I have a sweet tooth, and occasionally I have to eat the brownie a la mode.
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For me the abs are always the last thing to show. I am literally right on the verge of showing a 6 pack. I think during my next prime phase I will be able to acheive it. We'll see. I would say I've already dropped a fair amount of width from my stomach in the past two months.

I'm hoping to get the girl 6-pack one day -- I've dropped 1.5 inches from my waist in 1 month! w00t!


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and standing leaps onto a chair (try 15 the first try and tell me you didn't run out of breath).


Yeah, just tried that, and it's a lot harder than it sounds! I did all 15, but the last one, I almost fell through the floor when I jumped off the chair! Good leg workout. It will run you out of breath tho, you're right (and doin it at 6,000 ft elevation in my hotel in Montana probably didn't help!).
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That saying about a six-pack being made in the kitchen is true. It doesn't matter how many crunches you do or whatever. If you eat more than you burn, then you're going to gain weight. Also, theres no such thing as spot-reduction of fat (i.e. doing crunches won't burn off just belly fat). An important part of getting a toned physique is also cardio and weight training. A good way to get started with weight training is with compound exercises. The guys at the gym who are ripped are, more likely than not, advanced lifters, hence, they also include more isolation exercises in their routines.

I generally lift weights 3 times a week and do cardio 3 times a week as well. I keep my diet fairly restricted, but I have a sweet tooth, and occasionally I have to eat the brownie a la mode.
Core workout routines FTW!

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Yeah, just tried that, and it's a lot harder than it sounds! I did all 15, but the last one, I almost fell through the floor when I jumped off the chair! Good leg workout. It will run you out of breath tho, you're right (and doin it at 6,000 ft elevation in my hotel in Montana probably didn't help!).
I can't imagine doing that at 6000ft, but I've done several sets of those (25 each set) as part of a routine and it hurts.

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Core workout routines FTW!


I can't imagine doing that at 6000ft, but I've done several sets of those (25 each set) as part of a routine and it hurts.
Jump rope is also an awesome cardio workout.
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Abs are made in the kitchen. You have to eat right and actually see it through.
Muscles are built by hard work either in daily activities or the gym. So if you want a rippling 6 pack you have to build the muscles to see them!
I am so tired of seeing people who go to the gym who have huge beer bellies and they just do 10 sets of bench and then they leave. Why even workout? (if you want to call that a workout) Your body learns how to deal with strain when is comes to exercising. Its called a plateau. Your body gets used to stress you are putting on your muscles and eventually you will not grow in strength or size or endurance. You have to F****** push yourself. Yes that means when you leave the gym you should be sweating and feeling like you actually did something besides walk around and check out the opposite sex and make conversation.
If people are actually serious about getting in shape they would be at the gym sweating their asses off doing many different exercises not just focusing on the ones that will make them look good.
I love doing squats it is easily my favorite exercise. It is also one of the most physically tiring things you can do but its worth the sweat and pain.
Working your abs is great I agree. But i also can't stand guys with big upper bodies and fucking chicken legs. I believe that exercise should be total fitness. Not just your biceps abs and chest.

Sorry for ranting I just felt the need.
All the exercises in this thread are great ab workouts BTW.

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Yes that means when you leave the gym you should be sweating and feeling like you actually did something besides walk around...
Does that include getting dizzy and almost passing out? I've had a few moments where the blood rushed to my head and made me feel light-headed.

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Does that include getting dizzy and almost passing out? I've had a few moments where the blood rushed to my head and made me feel light-headed.
No that's not what i mean but that can happen sometimes.

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Does that include getting dizzy and almost passing out? I've had a few moments where the blood rushed to my head and made me feel light-headed.
I hear breathing properly can counteract that feeling....
Do you focus on cardio a lot smooth Z? Because that euphoric feeling might be the high level of endorphins released when doing a lot of cardio work.

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But then again i work out with this guy so i might sweat just a little more than your average joe.

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