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Huge difference abs flexed/relaxed

Discussion in 'Media Threads' started by Ark, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. Ark

    Ark Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys.

    Have a look at these 2 pics of me. In the first one, I am flexing only my abs, in the second one, they are totally relaxed. You can tell there is pretty much a difference, and one question pops out: is this the way many people with breathtaking abs pose in the pics ? There is 1 month between the two.

    Anyway, by the way I look in the 2nd, I maybe I have high % bodyfat around my stomach, or am I incorrect? I do workout every week, and do cardio 2 o 3 times a week.

    Thank you.
     

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  2. modmaven

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    In general you seem to be a little leaner in the first picture than in the second, but I would guess that people pose for those fabulous ab photos -- just as you did in your fabulous ab photo. Is there a difference in weight or fat% between these two photos? Could you have managed to get that definition in month 2?
     
  3. Ark

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    I dont think there is any difference bf% between the two pics, difference only deals with the pose in the first one, almost sure.
     
  4. ethan

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    Making a short video of you flexing the abs and going back would be helpful.
     
  5. Big_D

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    My abs do the same thing, but I'm not quite as lean as you. You do look more tan less hairy and leaner in the second one though.
     
  6. CuTe PoIsOn

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    Hi ark great abs man, In exception to general lifting, which exercises do you do for your abs. Also I would put you at +/- 0.5% of 7%
     
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    Sorry, I'm a little confused. Are you actually asking if models and bodybuilders - or even regular folks - flex their abs when someone takes their pictures? I kind of figured this was an obvious "yes!" :)

    Regardless, your abs look great! :tucool:
     
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    Not so obvious I think. Many people go for having the "flexed" look completely relaxed, which is quite difficult to achieve :)
     
  9. Ark

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    Thanks, I did this routine, which is meant to be done in a 16 weeks period time or less. You don´t want to do it more than that, because is a killer one. Lately, I´ve been doing this one, (search for parts 2 and 3) combining it with other abs excersises. I usually do abs super-series, but I dont know wheter they are more effective than regular series or not.

    I appreciate it. Yes, I was asking that because I dont know how models take their pics, since I´ve never been in a photoshoot or something.
     
  10. CuTe PoIsOn

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    Thanks man I like your second link with that natural bodybuilder guy, Ive seen his videos before theyre good. I like the knees up's on a beach but my lower back/butt always seems to ache after doing 5-10 reps.
     
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    I actually came across a photo shoot one day and there was a make up artist putting make up on the model's abs to give it a shadow or something. In any event, it made the abs look more pronounced than they were.
     
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    That's just the beginning... You probably didn't stick around long enough to see the ridiculous amount of photoshopping that occurs after the picture is taken.
     
  13. Ark

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    Interesting that you mentioned photoshop, since I´ve been "accused" of photoshopping the pic, which of course Í didn´t.
     
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    I can see why: your head looks incredibly small in the left picture. How tall are you and what size hat do you wear? Any idea? :confused:

    I don't think it'd matter if they were digitally retouched, anyway. You're fit and looking great in both shots. :tu:
     
  15. Ark

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    Yes i´ve been told that. I´m 1,70 metres tall, no idea about the hat, I usually don´t wear it.
     
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    I watched Bigger Stronger Faster and the part where he goes to a photoshoot to talk to one model and how they retouched his own photos in like 15 minutes made me laugh :lol:

    Oh and during the shoot itself camera guy was like "flex your abs!"
     

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