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Are hard abs genetic?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Straightcross, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Straightcross Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Anyone can tense and condition their abs to a certain degree but there's this guy at my gym who is like 25 lbs lighter than me and really lean and when I go for a straight to the body it feels like I'm hitting a brick wall, it's unlike anything I've experienced before. I like to go hard on the body during sparring and I hit him with shots that would make other guys fold over but he didn't even flinch
     
  2. Tug Green Belt

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    genetics are what i blame all my failings on so yeah probably
     
  3. Samuel Reynoso Orange Belt

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    I doubt it's more than 23% genetic.
     
  4. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    Same here!
     
  5. ShawnAn White Belt

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    To some extent. Also there is famous quote in this context- 'If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.'
     
  6. fluffball Brown Belt

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    You are one sloppy piece of genetic shit if you are unable to develop one of the most important groups of muscles in your entire body.

    You might not look like Brad Pitt in fight club, but unless you're dying of syphilis or something, you can work on your abs to effect.
     
  7. aries Silver Belt

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    Never heard that before but that's great quote.
     
  8. TheDarkEmperor Orange Belt

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    The way they are shaped is genetic, but having hard abs is a matter of working them out. Having them be hard to the touch, is a matter of both working them out, and having a very low bodyfat percentage.
     
  9. SouthSide971 Green Belt

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    Use your knee
     
  10. freaky Banned Banned

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    a small percentage is genetics. As in some have it easier while others hard. Just like how some kids are never fat regardless of what they eat.

    Try asking about his parents. Maybe his parents are also lean and strong.
     

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