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    Old 08-24-2006, 11:47 PM   #1
    gymnast94588
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    Question about my deformed abs

    Hi there

    Well my abs started to show up and I can see how the muscle is developing and how its connecting together.

    I know its perfectly normal to have uneven abs, however there seems to be very noticable asymmetry. On my right side, there is four "packs" and on my left side there is three "packs". So now I have a 7 pack instead of a 6 pack or 8 pack

    Questions are,

    -Where did the other one go?
    -Will it show up?
    -Is there some exercise I can do to have the other one show?
    -Do I have to walk sideways or hold my hand on my abs for the rest of my life everytime I take off my shirt?

    Thank you

     
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    Old 08-29-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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    Re: Question about my deformed abs

    hey just be glad you have abs at all! i'm sure they look really great - you are probably the only one who looks at them from every angle and studies them, so i bet no one will realize that one is missing

     
    Old 09-03-2006, 02:28 PM   #3
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    Re: Question about my deformed abs

    Hi "gymnast94588",

    The term "six pack" is kind of a misnomer. There is a great deal of variation. Regradless of age, gender, height, weight...some people have a 4-pack, 5-pack, 6, 7, or 8-pack.

    You are not at any functional or athletic disadvantage...it is just the way that your muscle developed (genetics). This is seen throughout the human body. For example, you can observe the tendons of your palm with dissecting anything. There is a muscle in the forearm known as the "palmaris longus muscle" is is missing in about 1 in 5 people. And some people have the muscle in one arm but not the other.

    To check yourself for this variation do the following (I have the muscle in my left, but not my arm)

    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~anatomy/wrist-hand/surface/surface3.html

    Good luck...keeping flexing

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    Old 09-03-2006, 02:35 PM   #4
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    Re: Question about my deformed abs

    ohhh...and to respond directly to your questions:

    -Where did the other one go?

    I alluded to this...but it could either be underdeveloped or more likely the rectus abdominus sheet just divided itself into 7 compartments instead of 8.

    -Will it show up?

    Nope...sorry.

    -Is there some exercise I can do to have the other one show?

    Not likely...as it is not there.

    -Do I have to walk sideways or hold my hand on my abs for the rest of my life

    No dude...show it off...I can asure you nobody will notice.

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