Abs v. newb

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    Excuse me for being a total newb, but a few questions here:

    I read the Newb sticky :)bowdown:) and got lots of great tips for food, i'm cutting (if that means trying to loose weight). Though i have a couple of complications...

    My situation is this: I'm 6 foot at 179 lbs... i have a bet going on which is "get a six-pack at first of july or pay appr. 200$". This leaves me 4 months!
    Note that we are talking a minor six-pack, not a buff/broly one...

    a) Weight?
    I think i have the food under control, loosing weight is not that hard, but still, what would be a good aim for my purpose?

    b) Exercises? from the newb thread... WHAT does the tables mean? "reps"? "sets"? "TUT"? As mentioned my goal is a little six-pac, no mega buff-ness... which category am I? Guessing the "visual impact" one :dunno:

    If you think this is too advanced ( I dont know what to think) any other suggestions? I'd really prefer stuff i can do at kome as in crunches and pushups and so on that do not require any machines / gym tools stuff...

    Thanks
     
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    Abs are made in the kitchen. I guess you just have to do abs exercises and lose weight at the same time.

    Reps = the number of times you do something. 6 reps = you do it 6 times.
    Sets = the number of times you do the reps. 3 sets x 6 reps = you do 6 reps, pause, 6 reps, pause, 6 reps.
     
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    And by "in the kitchen" you mean get thinner? Cool

    And ohh... so simple, yet so smart :) how about TUT?


    EDIT: oh, and what does "load" mean... it says for casual ab training i should use "medium load"
     
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    in on 1...

    You will not get abs by doing just sit ups.

    If you do the christophers routine (in archives) which is pretty decent to start out with, throw in abs twice a week. Keep yourself in calorie deficiency. Run 2-3 times a week. You'll get "abs". Mind you, i dont know how athletic you were before this, but i doubt it wasn't much, and you probably shouldn't have made that bet.

    I don't think you're going to look good by losing all that weight, my guess is you're quite "skinny fat" as people call it. But hey, give it a shot... if its what you want to do.
     
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    you need to lose as much bf as you can to make the abs show, and just do some weighted crunches and you're set
     
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    god im so newbish... weighted crunches? guessing bf = body fat right?
     
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    You need to eat enough protein, to keep what little muscle you have... chances are that you are gonna be pretty fucking thin if you lose enough weight to show your abs... because spot reduction doesn't exist. You can't only lose fat on your belly. You're gonna lose fat everywhere...

    And yes... your abs are only gonna show if you can lose enough bodyfat and the place to make that happen = in the kitchen.

    Ideally you should start lifting though.. to help preserve the muscle mass you have now... else if you start to lose weight than you're gonna lose muscle too, which might make it very hard for you to get to a low enough bodyfat to actually have your abs show.
     
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    Okay... so i run on a regular basis (just started anyway)...
    How much is lifting? Pushups and crunches and stuff that does not require a gym, would that be enuff?
     
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    dont worry about all the fluff
     
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    :rofl: what? fluff?
     
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    il +1
     
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    options
    A) lose weight and look like a skeleton with abs
    B) gain weight, get decent abs but they wont be visible
    C) get spray on abs

    "fluff" - dont worry about Time under tension(TUT), overload, rep schemes etc. First you must motivate yourself to be consistent, after you do that for a few years you can start to worry about the other stuff.

    by consistent i mean consistently adding weight or reps, consistently showing up to the gym and consistently keeping a good diet(according to your training goals).
     
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    what does your diet look like?
     
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    :rofl:


    ok AB boy :mamoru:
     
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    this thread is heading places
     
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    No white bread, only water, no all of the good shit...

    Rough dark bread (i dont know if other countries have this, but its lots of fiber :dunno:) with low fat cheese and water in the morning

    same bread wih tuna lunch (or some other fish)

    Avoiding too many potatoes / rice / all the white stuff... and go for the salad and meat ;)

    fruit in between...

    lost 11 pounds so far
     
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    so is your AV
     
  19. pokerchamp

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    are you avoiding my post because it is abrasively accurate?
     
  20. AaronOC

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    i see no fat or much protein:hs: . what are your calories for the day?
     
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    leave it alone, it's for the best
     
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    nono, :)

    I'm just afraid your idea of decent abs is pretty damn buff... i can hardly see me as a skeleton :rofl:
     
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    Im not shure, but it feels somewhat below my maintainance thing i calculated a couple of days ago... so do need i some fat and proteine, or does that go in the "fluff" section?? im trying to cut, yet am i supposed to eat lots of proteine?
     
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    :)
     
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    whos got the picture of brad pitt training for fightclub?

    he wasnt a skeleton, he was pretty buff /sarcasm
     
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