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    Question Low body fat %, but no visible abs

    I have been hitting the gym 3 times a week doing full body workouts for the past 6 weeks, and have seen significant changes everywhere but my abs. I was always on the skinny side and after doing a caliper test I measured in at 135 lbs, 5'7, and 8% body fat (the initial numbers I got came out to 6% so I added 2mm to each measurement). Any help or suggestions are appreciated
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    135lbs @ 5'7" means you have little muscle. Abs are muscles.
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    You need to build up a decent base before you can really see ab development
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    135lbs @ 5'7" means you have little muscle. Abs are muscles.
    Originally Posted by kauseemcee View Post
    You need to build up a decent base before you can really see ab development

    Thanks for the suggestions, Ill focus on building up the rest of my body first then worrying about that later
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    BTW, you may not really be 8% - even professionally done caliper tests could be off by several percentage points. They are better than BIA but only just.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    BTW, you may not really be 8% - even professionally done caliper tests could be off by several percentage points. They are better than BIA but only just.
    I understand that but in general I was just using that as a reference to see roughly where I fall
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