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    i guess then you're gonna have to start cutting down on eating! do you train at all?
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    The gut is diet. Drop some bodyfat, and the gut will go. Not all fat is sub cutaneous - a hard beer gut is basically "marbled" fat in the muscle.

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    Dude I'm confused. Sounds like you have a high metabolism and "defined" abs...but they "stick out"?? Is it your build? You can be pretty lean with solid abs but your mid-section can "stick-out" from your chest on a side profile because of the way your built (curved back?) I know this because I'm the same way. Is this not what you mean?
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    i dont understand... do you have pics of this anomoly

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    Hit up teh lovehandles and abs and trim some bf, by the sounds of it you may have a hyooge 6pack under it. I say this because if you see someone w/big abs gain weight, it kinda looks like what you describe. Having lovehandles exaggerates this look as visually, it removes the arc of the back to teh pelvis making it look like a straight line down(making ones standing posture look like the individual may have a big(ger) gut.).
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    put this thread on hold...i'll take a flexed and nonflexed picture when i get home
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    Well at 6 ft 1 inches tall and only 175lbs you shouldn't have much a gut at all. You should only need to lose a minimum of like 20 lbs to be cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBIRL
    Well at 6 ft 1 inches tall and only 175lbs you shouldn't have much a gut at all. You should only need to lose a minimum of like 20 lbs to be cut.
    i really should have updated that weight, i put down 178 now because i'm unsure but after a heavy meal yesterday i was 183
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    That looks like genetics, and it doesn't really look like fat as much as it is the way your body is shaped? It almost looks like your sticking out your stomach.

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    I agree that it's probably your body type, but I wouldn't consider it a bad thing since you have some pretty strong lifts for your size and that strong gut is a big factor. If you want your stomach to look better you should get out of the persistant bulk powerlifting sucks you into and think about cutting for a while...

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    Yeah - that's just the way you are built...Your abs look good IMO. Best thing you could do is work on your chest. Put some size on the pecs and the mid-section won't look like it's "sticking out" as far.
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    Maybe your stomache looks bloated from holding tons of food as opposed to having high %bf.
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    dont cut, that would be your worst option. your midsection looks aexactly like mine did before i put on some size in my chest. try working on your posture too. bulk up

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    yeah i think the problem is your posture. Stand up straight, chest out.

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    I am going to have to go with the last two responses; judging by the picture the issue really seems to be posture. You can visibily see you curving your stomach forward in the pic. Trying standing straight up with a flat back and taking a picture. From my experience my stomach looks much less bloated when I stand up with good posture (plus, at 5' 5'' I can't really let myself look much shorter = )). Also, as other people mentioned, a fuller chest (which I am sure you are working on) well help balance everything out.
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    **** i got ur problem cept worse. my abs are real cut but it sticks out liek taht. some days tho my stomachs flat and sometimes it sticks out like if i eat a lot. so that could be ur problem

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    VAT maybe, visceral adipose tissue.

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    what is visceral adipose tissue? i found adipose tissue in the encyclopedia, nothing more. if it is what you said, how can i get rid of it?
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    HAhahahahahah......

    that's no beer gut... *I'll* show you a beer gut.

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    Body fat, as I understand it, is either sub-cutaneous or visceral. Visceral fat is the "marbled" fat I described earlier.

    I seem to recall that visceral fat responds more strongly to diet, where sub cutaneous fat responds more strongly to exercise, but it's entirely possible I got this backward.

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    thanks a lot built, i WAS thinking a lot about the marbled fat you talked about earlier. i think that might be it. but back to one of my other questions frm yesterday-- is it possible for the stomach to expand and shrink in response to heavy or light amounts of food? (over time, of course)
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    yehh totally.
    gastrostenosis (gas·tro·ste·no·sis) (gas²tro-st[schwa]-no¢sis) [gastro- + stenosis] contraction or shrinkage of the stomach.

    Never noticed that when you've been ill for a while (week or two with flu)and had a prolonged loss of appetite that you cant eat as much?

    As you eat more (or learn to eat more as is common for peeps on a bulk) your stomach expands to compensate for the extra food and removing the uncomfortable feeling you get when you start out.
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    I have this same problem and wondered about it for the longest time. When I flex my abs they're defined, but relaxed it looks like I have a huge gut. I've noticed that when I eat less (read: when I'm too broke to afford food) my stomach shrinks and the effect is far less noticable. So I'm sure it'll probably be the same for you. But when I'm doing my usual bulking I end up walking around all day with my abs flexed just to hold my gut in. Talk about uncomfortable.

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