I am doing abs and I wonder how will be in future if I still workout.Specific to topic,4pack, 6 pack,8 pack is caused by genetics.The issue is I see some guys have visible small abs 4 pack and others have big-huge 4 pack. This happen to 6 pack too.In 8 pack not much difference.My question is if I continue doing abs my abs become huge? How a guy have huge abs and some others have small abs ,both have visibles abs.(is caused by genetic and that ? Or is variety of different workouts ?what?) .Thanks

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    genetics + fat layer Commented Dec 6, 2017 at 13:57
  • also, workout matter, as well Commented Dec 6, 2017 at 13:57
  • Less fat =bigger abs ,fat= smaller abs ?did I understand right?
    – e.p
    Commented Dec 6, 2017 at 16:21
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    No, that's not accurate. Sure, there is some amount of genetics involved, but abs are just like any other muscle. If you work them out, they will grow. But, if you have a lot of fat, they will be hidden behind a layer of fat, and less visible. But large abs behind a lot of fat is still large abs. The less fat you have, the more your abs can protrude, giving them the "look" that most people are after.
    – Jun Kang
    Commented Dec 6, 2017 at 22:22
  • @s.m well I think Jun Kang is right Commented Dec 7, 2017 at 13:08

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As mentioned in the comments the abs are just like any other muscle in our body.Yes,their shape depends on our genetics and there is no way to change that but their size can be changed.

To achieve that you just need to train your abs just like any other muscle for hypetrophy because you can also have strong abs but not aesthetically beautiful (ex powerlifters,strongmen etc).

Now,assuming you already have both strong and "big" abs all you got to do is lose some fat and let them unveal.This might sound simple but it requires a lot of effort with diet and tracking your macros.

  • Ahhhhhhhhhhh ..............."As mentioned in the comments the abs are just like any other muscle in our body." Noooo...............................................................................................
    – Mike-DHSc
    Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 23:26
  • Where is the problem? I said that because someone had already answered but in this site most of you don't know where to write the answers so I wrote an answer in the right place
    – Spyros
    Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 23:30
  • The "abs" are anything but the same as other muscles, even just looking at the rectus forgetting the inner core.
    – Mike-DHSc
    Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 23:49
  • I agree with the Mike-DhSc that's why I don't accept the answer
    – e.p
    Commented Dec 9, 2017 at 5:35
  • The question isn't about how the abdominal muscle work rather than how to make them look bigger so I don't see any reason to get into details. If you do hypertrophy for the abs they get bigger that's a fact if you expected anything else I am sorry but that's how it is.
    – Spyros
    Commented Dec 9, 2017 at 5:54

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