Keeping Abs flexed all day

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  1. smb is me

    smb is me New Member

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    I have heard people suggest keeping your abs flexed whenever you walk around or even all day. Anyone on here do that? Any thoughts?

    2nd question: I guy at work swears by one of those waist wraps you wear all day that is supposed to tighten up the 6 pack. Do those work? I would disregard it as a gimmick, but this guy is usually very knowledgable.
     
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    When I used to be super chubby, I would always suck in my gut. Now that I've dropped 60 lbs and gained 20 lbs of muscle, I walk around half flexing my abs. I've done this for years now, and I don't even notice it. I guess you can say that I;m always prepared to be socked in the stomach haha
     
  3. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I keep my abs flexed pretty much constantly because if I let it "relax" I have a severely distended abdomen for whatever reason. Always been that way.
     
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    :werd: lol, I've got such a big belly when I just let it go...
     
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    i dunno about actively flexing them, but when i started improving my posture and standing/sitting up straight, i used to feel it in my abs a bit (not anymore)
     
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    same here, the minute i relax it i gotta fart or poop
     
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    sounds like there's tiny men inside your stomach keeping it stretched unless you flex your abs.




    or it's your tight hip flexors and lazy glutes.
     
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    Then how do you breathe into your stomach? You want to breathe into your abdomen, not your chest.
     
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    i NEVER relax my stomach. i have a terrible pot belly when it's relaxed. i half flex/suck in my stomach 100% of the time while standing/walking. i don't really notice it anymore :hs:
     
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    I have better things to do during the day.
     
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    yea, i also walk around flexing front double bi
     
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    I don't.:o
     
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    I keep my stomach tight all day subconsiously
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    So how do you breathe into your belly?
     
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    Depends on if you're talking muscle tone, in which case it would be slightly tighter most of the time, or if you really actively flexing it.
     
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    That's why you look the way you do :p
     
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    I prefer a lat spread...my dbl bi sucks but I got nice lats...
     
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    id try it, but then i'd be farting the whole time
     
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    i used to, prob should start again
     
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    if your posture is good they should naturally be sort of flexed..at least they are on me
     
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    Are you talking about flexing your abs or sucking in your stomach? I can't imagine walking around all day flexing my abs.
     
  22. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I'm not torquing them I'm just keeping some tone in them

    if I let it hang out people are like :ugh: are you preggers?!

    It was like this before I probably grew my liver a few sizes from drinking too so it's not an enlarged liver

    Time for a "post pictures of your distended stomach even though you're at like 10%" thread
     
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    Why would you feel the need to breath into your belly all day?
     
  24. Ceaze

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    breathing into the chest tightens the levator scapulae
     
  25. dmaestro

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    about the only time during the day I am constantly flexing my abs is when I am pinching one off in the shithouse.
     
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