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Old 03-18-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #2
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You want to know everything you need to know about building muscle, getting strong, being fit, and staying lean? Do yourself a favor and stop reading all the contradictory crap you will find on the internet, it will drive somebody like you crazy. What you should do is read the John Christy thread, study it, and apply it. Get all your information from one source and one set of principals, that way everything fits together. You just can't go wrong with the information found in that thread. That is the best advice I can give you and my last post on the subject, the end.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:29 AM   #4
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I talk to the best bodybuilders in the world. How many of them try to build muscle while losing fat at the same time?

Zero.

Can it be done? For some, to a degree. But it is minimal and inefficient.
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I talk to the best bodybuilders in the world. How many of them try to build muscle while losing fat at the same time?

Zero.

Can it be done? For some, to a degree. But it is minimal and inefficient.
i just did it. in fact im usually adding some mass when i cut. it can be done, but you gotta know or work with someone who knows nutrition spot on.
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Good video, Watch Jason Blaha allot.
I also read that myself today somewhere, which is why I won't be cutting for a very long time.

I had a thought though, People want to diet down to see their abs If there at a higher body fat percentage and there not visible, but couldn't you instead build them up, using hypertrophy parameters, lots of weighted abdominal work.

People say around 10% is where you start to see abs.
Say you were higher than that percentage, couldn't you end up getting a six pack whilst on your bulk by building your abs and making them bigger and stronger, just like you do with the rest of your muscles? Sure they probably wouldn't be as defined, but surely you could get a set of good looking abs, without been really low in the body fat percentages.

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People say around 10% is where you start to see abs.Say you were higher than that percentage, couldn't you end up getting a six pack whilst on your bulk by building your abs and making them bigger and stronger, just like you do with the rest of your muscles? Sure they probably wouldn't be as defined, but surely you could get a set of good looking abs, without been really low in the body fat percentages.
My non-pro opinion on this, is that you will only "grow" your abs to a certain size. The amount of fat on top of them will remain the same, and they will still be masked. Should you be genetically inclined to have individual segments that stand out like pop cans, you would also be increasing the size of your waist, which I don't think I've seen any naturals trying to do.
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People say around 10% is where you start to see abs..
This depends on the size of the abs. I can see my top 2 abs coming in at 30%.

On stage at a lot of local bodybuilding shows there are plenty of ripped competitors with little to no visible abs.

This is typically what you see...a hint of abs.

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It's very hard to make your abs actually grow, and even if you do it probably won't be noticeable.
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So if I can't cut because its bad for someone who's growing, then I'm not going to see my abs, or be able to show off any muscle I've built until I'm around 21? That kind of sucks. Perminant bulk for the next 5 years will surely make me look like crap.
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