Let me start off by saying I was an ectomorph growing up, but when I hit about 25 I got lazy, quit exercising and started eating like crap. So after a few years I blossomed into a fine upstanding endomorph. So I decided to lose all the weight last summer. Now I've lost nearly 58 lbs and 8 inches off my waist in 10 months from eating below maintenance calories and running my ass off. Back in January I started doing more macro manipulation and I've found that intermittent fasting and atkins diet combined works well to break through my plateaus. That plus Lipomorph and Baiba seems to have helped.
I now have a 32" waist and weighed 185 this morning. My waist is skinny and my stomach is flat. No bulges or pooches at all. Yet no abs. I'm seeing more obliques in the last couple of weeks but no difference in the abs department.
What's so disheartening is that when I was 152 lbs and wrestling I didn't have a 6 pack even then and I semi-starved myself each week to make weight. Just flat stomach. And that was when I was 16 and 17 years old and doing tons of situps. I guess back then I would have had to drop to even lower body fat levels to see my abs even though I was already very skinny at 6' tall.
I know everyone says abs are possible it's just a matter of willpower and dieting...but is there a group of people who seem to just never get a 6 pack no matter how hard they try? I've also read by some people that developing a good 6 pack takes years of patience, dieting and hard work. Is that true for some people? Cause I've been working my ass off and not much of a 6 pack to show for it. Just a flat stomach.
And also, if you had to be really thin and frail looking to have a 6 pack would you do it?
If anyone has any ideas or guidance I'd be grateful.