can i gain muscle and get a six pack at the same time?

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  1. Ego Noir

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    Fitness mag abs are those flat no dimension abs you see on the cover of fitness mags ala
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    Boxer abs, well, look up boxers. It's those bigger, wider abs that got mass to em indicative of a strong core.

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    Abs are a muscle, train them like a muscle and they build like a muscle.
     
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    Oh aight. I was always aiming for the boxer abs then. Just never realized it. I want mine to be rigid with size, not that soft fashion model shyt.
     
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    Maybe not a "bulk", but you need to eat at a caloric surplus to gain.
     
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    Working for boxer abs, they get bigger and more mass, therefore will show through far easier. Making it not only look better, but makes attaining that six pack easier without having to eat like a rabbit
     
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    Boxers don't carry any excess fat though... most boxers don't become fat fukks ever during their careers (no Hatton)
     
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    to get boxer abs then would weighted ab work out do this ..... for instance 25 lb plate doing declines?
     
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    Y'all can't be serious. Boxers have crazy abs because their core strength is crazy.
     
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    As Art Barr said, theyre is a lot of variables here...not just with your own physique but eating, lifting routine and supplementation

    Hit your macros first and foremost and the rest will come
     
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    Yes boxers do have a decently low BF, but that's not my point.

    Build core strength whether it be by heavy compounds, weighted ab work (@MrTV4), or body weight variations on abdominal work --trust me you will see abs.

    I'm 5'8 175 before I did ab work I had a smooth midsection, no definition whatsoever. You could even call it a gut:ehh:

    I started doing weighted ab work, and body weight abdominal work and today my abs unflexed are ala
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    And I haven't done any cardio in that span, (and I eat Chinese food almost every day:heh:). My abs got bigger, midsection tighter, and they show through.

    Adding cardio/diet can only help shrink wrap them.
     
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    keep cutting and when the abs start to show, bulk like a motherfukker

    eat to grow breh
     
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    It can be done...but the task is rather tedious.. firstly I don't know your stature (spit some body stats?) so I can't say this with FULL conviction but you'd be better off going on CUT (if you hugely over weight) getting to a reasonable body fat level (11-15%) & jumping onto a full body routine from there to build up some solid functional strength...by default strength training will yield some good gains (especially if you are a noob). Fact of the matter is muscle building requires excess calories i.e eating a surplus diet & this usually tends to result in both muscle and fat being put on simultaneously... the tricky part is to maximise muscle gains and keep fat gains at a minimal...I suggest you switch up your diet and adhere to a body recomposition protocol later on down the line after a few cycles of bulking & cutting that is.

    I don't know if you have heard of Lyle Mcdonald?... a very renowned professor & a quite a credible fitness expert. His website is a goldmine &is full proof against utter broscience backed bullshiiittt that you see being spewed on here by some of these ill informed lifters who think they are Gym Miyagis.........I suggest you read up on the two articles below that cover key fundamentals to get you going;

    Eating For Muscle Gain (General Philosophies)

    Training For Muscle Gain (Its a 3 part article.. take your time with each part)
     
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    Anybody who thinks they can just eat anything they want in the name of getting big....will never have a six pack

    Eat quality foods do strength training with mid rep ranges and good amount of rest between sets figure out your macros for target weight and occasionally do hiit cardio and do ab supersets with a variety of movements with planks and leg lifts at least 2-3 times a week for sculpting purposes
     
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    nikkas who get big while maintaining 6 packs prob came in the game w/6 packs

    If u never had a 6 pack, its not a good idea to try to get one before you put on all the muscle mass u can

    And u can get big and still eat clean.
     
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    I'd disagree with @GinaThatAintNoDamnPuppy!

    If you are untrained it's best to get down to 10-12pc bodyfat while weightlifting - you will still make muscle gains.

    If you can get to 11%bf when you bulk to say 15% you'll still have a decent ab-section. Then you can go back down to 11%.
     
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