Originally Posted by gator7_5
Sorry, Dream. "Do nothing" is exactly what you told him to do for his abs.
OP asked how to get "rock solid abs"
you said: "No exercise necessary. Just a sustained calorie deficit. How long that takes depends on how much abdominal fat you have to lose."
After he explained he has a flat stomach, you said: "No problem. Flat abs are good. Apart from fitness models and bodybuilders, almost no one needs a six-pack. The difference between flat abs and a six-pack is usually a few pounds of fat."
Then I went ahead and replied. Your answer is obvious. Of course you need to lose weight to see your abs. 1st graders know that. But the OP wants rock solid abs.
The reason I mention everyone working their abs is because it isn't getting them rock-hard abs.
I stand by my assertion that everyone has a six-pack. Adipose tissue is the reason you can't see it. It is a very old wives tale, this silly notion that you do do, say, crunches to bring the abs out. You seem to be into rocket science. That ain't it.
Further, you have fallen prey to the corollary wives tale, the notion of 'toning' a muscle. Muscles are already comparatively firm. Guess what makes them feel soft ?