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Old 05-28-2010, 09:36 AM   #1
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The Great Abs Mistake - Crunches And Situps And Still No Abs

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After 18 years in the fitness business, “How do I get great abs” is still BY FAR the most frequently asked question I receive out of the 30,000+ emails that come into my office every month. No doubt, it's because abs are the one body part that most people are the most frustrated with. Although their questions are often phrased differently and each person’s situation seems unique, my answer to “how do I get great abs” is almost always the same… and you’re about to hear it...
"1,000 Sit-Ups And Crunches A Day and Still No Abs!"
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Venuto always writes great stuff.
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I would agree that maybe they dont give you abs but Sit ups and Crunches from a fighter point of view as essential tools in building a strong core that can take a impact.
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I would agree that maybe they dont give you abs but Sit ups and Crunches from a fighter point of view as essential tools in building a strong core that can take a impact.
Agreed. I don't think Venuto is completely discounting ab training. He's just pointing out that it isn't a major factor in getting the "washboard" look.
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I'm glad he said that ab definition is *almost* entirely due to low body fat. I've read that in females you have to be like 14% body fat to see your abs. I'm nowhere NEAR that and you can see mine.
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I have 2 of Venuto's books and know them pretty inside and out.

I'll describe the body fat levels he says for abs and leaness:

Type / Men / Women:

Ripped: 3-5% / 9-12%
Excellent Leanness: <10% / <15%
Lean: 10-14% / 16-20%
Average BF: 15-19% / 21-25%
Below Average BF: 20-25% / 26-30%
Obese: 26-30%+ / 31-40%+
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