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    i been doing crunches for about 3 weeks now, how long do you guys think it would take to finally start seeing some abs showing?

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    It all depends on your physique. I'm pretty thick in the waist, so when I started doing crunches and other exercises for my abs, I didn't expect much; I do it to maintain my strength for work and martial arts. Really, all that's changed since then is that my stomach kind of sticks out in a flatter way, because I've put on muscle but haven't lost much fat. I guess I've dropped some inches off of my waste, but it's hard for me to tell except that I'm buying smaller pants nowadays.
    If you're a really skinny guy, you can see results in as little as two weeks, with the right diet - back in middle school my friend Cody got all crazy into this Navy boot camp exercise regemine he read about and the changes were unbelievable. But, he was skinny as a rail to begin with and had a metabolism to match, which makes him an exceptional case. If you really want to see results, make sure to do multiple sets each time you work out, and try to do sets to exhaustion, I.E. keep going until you can't do any more, then rest for thirty seconds to a minute and begin again. I try to do that more than once a day, but with schoolwork and other things I'm lucky if I can do it five times a week, outside of the dojo. If you can stick with that kind of routine for a month, you should start noticing some differences in your stamina and strength, if not your appearance and waist size.
    Something that might be handy to know is that it helps to exercise before your first meal of the day; when you work out in the morning you burn more fat and stored sugars/carbs because your blood sugar isn't high from having just eaten. Your body is also in better condition for exercise with an empty stomach, as it takes a lot of resources (like circulation) to digest a meal. I like to exercise in the morning because it helps me focus during the day.
    Best luck; make sure to stick with it!
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    Altrade, another way to define you abs, beleive it or not, is running - especially sprints. Try adding 10 200 meter hill sprints to your workout, if you have the time...Well, you may want to start off with 4 or 5 to see what sort of effect the soreness will have on your daily life.

    If you combine the two excersizes, you'll see better results.
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    i use a bowflex and do 300 crunches a day. one in am morning, around noon, and in the evening.

    guess i like to excercise because of the endorphine rush i get.

    and eat like a monkey with protein shakes. the raw food diet is the way to go!

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    Just like a phil, you're correct. Raw food diets are very good, healthy, and natural diets. A good balance of healthy vegetables and fruits, combined with good sources of undamaged (basically uncooked) proteins and amino acids is the way to go. As for exercises, just make sure you add variety to your routine. If not, your body may get too accustomed to the exercises, and it will cease to be effective. I think this is because when you exercise, you rip your muscles, and then they repair making them bigger and stronger. When you perform the same motions without change, your body and muscular, um..., composition (I dont know) will change, making it easier for your body to perform those motions. I believe that's how it goes...

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    bingo. your body adapts. your body is always adapting.

    and it's a pill LOL. my name's clint.

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    negative calorie foods are great for your metabolism, too.

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    Doing crunches only will not give you a six pack. You have to have low body fat. I agree with schloaty: I think that running is the best all-around exercise. When combined with a little weight-lifting, it can really bring out muscle tone.

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