@Chris3874 It's 14% for women because women have breasts, which increase the fat percentage. The idea is that the extra adipose tissue for women is in the breast, rather than around the stomach. It's generally considered harder for women to lose the stomach fat than for men, because of the tendency for women to store fat in the midsection/thigh/hip area, so while the fat percentage is higher for women than men, it can also be more difficult to lower that percentage enough to see the abs.
In my experience, the cardio and the food choices are much more important to be able to see my abs than the strength training, although I do think that having strong abs (and core in general) is just as, if not more, important.
- 7/25/2013 5:39:37 AM