Can't get a 6 pack

5'8" 135. Lift like 3-5 times a week, train abs at the end of every workout. (1.5 min plank, 1 minute plank each side, 1.5 min hollow hold then 15-20 leg lifts with 15 lb weight. Repeat.) Still can't get the bottom 2 abs to show. Any advice? Are some people just genetically incapable of it?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >135 lbs
    >5'8
    how do you look in clothes does your arms look good at least on M shirts? if not at least you can look ISTghionable and move to new york city

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Are some people just genetically incapable of it?
      yes, your stomach is a big muscle and then you have these weird shits that pack it up, whether you have 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 pack or whether it's even or uneven is genetic depending on how these little lines line up and wrap up the musclebut looking at the thumbnail it seems like youi may still have it? not sure

      he probably doesn't look that good in M size clothes, I'm same height as him and 155 lbs and unless I wear S shirts slim fit I don't really look good unless with a bicep pump but then it's just arms

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      why would his arms need to look good "at least" on M shirts? Most models are 6'2 and they wear M size in modeling pictures. M is meant for a much larger frame than manlet OP. If you wear L you are with 99,9999999% certainty just fat, not a "buff dude". Or you are like 6'5.

      Small is very reasonable for someone OP's size regardless of lifting or not.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >If you wear L you are with 99,9999999% certainty just fat
        what the actual fuck has happened to this board

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >If you wear L you are with 99,9999999% certainty just fat, not a "buff dude". Or you are like 6'5.
        >Small is very reasonable for someone OP's size regardless of lifting or not.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >If you wear L you are with 99,9999999% certainty just fat
        Just how scrawny could you be?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nice shoulder width brah

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        youre right, but everyone on IST is at minimum 20% body fat and a forever obese.
        models are lean and 7-10% body fat and rarely wear over size M in ALL clothing brands, even when they're 6'3"

        PRO TIP FOR ALL YOU POWER SHITTER gayS: YOU WILL ALWAYS LOOK RETARDED IN CLOTHES EVEN WHEN YOU ARE 24% BODY FAT BUT CAN DO 2/3/4/5

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          DYEL?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >samefag seethe in replies
        LMAO
        fatthurt

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's really obvious when they all expose themselves as fat weebs from plg by using the exact same images every time

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            DYEL?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              post belly

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    holy shit you are small and underdeveloped why do you expect to advanced abs? eat more and focus on ab exercises that you can progressively load with more weight

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Weighted ab exercises just give you a more blocky unaesthetic chest. Seems like it’s better to just do core exercises like planks, ab wheel, Russian twists, and also rely on squatting and deadlifts for more core strength.

      It’s been a year of me lifting and you can see a full six pack when I’m flexed but only a small outline when unflexed. It’s still enough to excite my girlfriend but I wish there was more definition. I’m doing intense swimming for 30-45 mins 3 times a week now to see if that will make a difference.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >5’8
    Oof

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m 5’8 170 and I always thought if I got to 155 I’d be shredded, it’s sad to know that like half way there

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      really depends on how much muscle you have tbh
      im dyel asf, 5'7 150 and abs are already starting to show

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty dyel

        Bench 185 for 5 reps
        Ohp 105
        Squat/deadlift 195, it’s all the weights I own :/

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      5'8 is 173-4 not 170

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        he means 170 pounds not 173cm you retard

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Either eat less or work your abs in isolation more.

  6. 3 months ago
    DYEL HUNTER

    >135
    *dips two fingers into the blood leaking from your temple*
    >He’s with the wind spirit now.
    *paints face like comanche warrior*
    >We must not waste any part of this animal.
    *begins prey post-hunting dance ritual around the campfire fire*

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      By far my favorite IST character. Keep up the good work

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    why are you 135 lbs

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >135 lbs
    do manlets really

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was in same boat. Yeah genetics makes it harder but eventually my abs got bigger and I got leaner and then like magic it appeared. At 135 lbs you are probably not muscular enough. Some people can get six packs while being skinny but otherwise you need to pack on more muscle mass.

    Switching up the exercise you do will help. If it doesn’t get sore the next day you’re not doing the right exercise.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are not working your abs hard enough you fucking retard.

    Do Dragon Flags till your abs hurt, no weights necessary, flutter kicks are nice as are basic crunches done for 2 minutes each.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >1.5 min plank, 1 minute plank each side, 1.5 min hollow hold then 15-20 leg lifts with 15 lb weight. Repeat
    drop this shit. ab wheel and dragon flag/toes to bar

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cool phone case what is called?

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    some people just have 4 abs. e.g. arnold

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I do a set every other day bro, why are my abs not huge?
    lol ngmi

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >5'8" 135
    Holy shit that's a child's weight.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      In America.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was a literal child last time I was 5'8". Like middle school.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          You said weight. 135 is a fat fucking kid. Not even women should weigh that much and they should have much more fat than any male child.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            5'8" is a child and so is 135. Does OP look fat?

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    All these people shitting on you proves this board is full of fat retards

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Abs don't count if you weigh as much as a 14 year old boy

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        How do you think you GET abs retard

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Cutting down you should just have actual muscle before you do, eating disorders aren't healthy

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >5'8"
    >no abs at 135lbs
    You're skinny fat then. I was in your shoes a few years ago, I'm 5'7" and didnt have abs despite only being 130lbs. The fix is to build muscle, lift heavy and eat until you can do 10 reps of 1/2/3/4. Then cut. The abs will show then.

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bro, your program is almost all static holds and they don't do much for muscle growth. They're an endurance exercise. And now look at what endurance athletes look like. Not bulky.

    Hypertrophy isolation exercises, brother. Knee raises, bicycles, cable crunches, all that stuff. To exhaustion. The rest is genetics®.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You might have mad ab insertions (ryan gosling does too, not really an issue)

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