What does having abs on a guy mean to you? Is it a chiseled 6-pack that looks great at every angle (8-10% body fat)? Is it solid definition and maybe a 4-pack (11-14% bf)? Or is it just some mild definition that maybe looks good in the right lighting and where you have to flex (15-18% bf)? Some of you say you have abs year round and I’m trying to understand what you mean by that (and if I fall in that category)

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As a relatively fit woman, I love a guy who is strong but not chiseled. Just big.

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Same

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To me, it’s an indicator of vanity over health… maintaining it requires a level of rigor in time spent and consumption that wouldn’t gel with my lifestyle, so it’s not appealing. But I’m not a hardcore athlete.

Overall for men’s bodies, couldn’t care less about abs. Defined strong arms, strong back, great ass PLZ & THANK U!

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This is the way

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Are you fun? Kind? Funny? Smart? Eager to please in bed? Informed? That’s the kind of abs I like.

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As a red-blooded American woman, I would say number 2 along with defined biceps 😍

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Oh it is a saying!!! TIL 😂

Anyone like the physique of a cyclist? Weak arms, stick thin body, giant quads? No? Ok, I’ll see myself out.

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5x5 GOMAD hip draahve!!!

On men, you need to be sub 15 to see definition.

Personally, I don’t want to date someone that maintains 5-6% bf year round. It is not an easy lifestyle to live or be around. Laughter and joy seem to be missing. All focus is on appearance and physique. That’s not a lifestyle that I want to be a part of.

I’m at 14% now which is low for a female…but man…getting and staying south of that is a whole ‘bother bag of cats.

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Defined biceps here without the chiseled abs 😂

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I have everything but the abs 🥲 but I have way more freedom to eat how I'd like and train hard so it's not all bad.

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I personally don’t like abs/super toned at all. I find guys who you can tell are muscular yet “soft” are more attractive, meaning they feel more approachable and sweet IMO

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Ummm - couldn’t care less. Be a good human!

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Ok I appreciate the fresh perspective from everyone here. Although I wasn’t exactly asking what kind of abs you like or whether you like them at all, just at what point you say “yea that guy has abs”

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LOL

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As a guy I just strive for good definition on my abs and strong arms and back 

Those bf% are way off in comparison to the descriptions for the majority of men. Just FYI. It’s fine to want to be in shape and look good but it helps to have reasonable expectations. Abs in particular are something that most people have wildly unrealistic expectations about. The kinds of six packs you see in movies and on Instagram are usually on dudes with already crazy low body fat who have then fasted and often gone without water for hours before shooting. Even if you cut down to a low enough body fat % to have visible abs in the right lighting, don’t expect them to look great 24/7

It means they work out and don’t eat too much. Which is great. Unless I were judging a bodybuilding competition, I don’t judge the number of bumps I see on an abdomen.

4 vs 6 vs 8 pack is largely determined by the number of connective tissue bands you have, which is genetic. The bf % combined with training that increases the size of the ab muscles determines whether or not what you have is visible. Ex. in Arnold’s Mr. Olympia days his abs were visible and well trained, but he only sported a four pack because that’s what he has genetically.

I will always appreciate a man with chiseled abs 🤩 it’s the best. But hey, if you have some muscle, and semi-definition, that works too! Just no dad bods 🙅🏻‍♀️

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