Thread: Help training Abs
05-23-2004, 02:42 PM #1Associate Member
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Help training Abs
I was wondering if anyone had a simple ab workout I could follow. I have one now, but I don't like it. I mean does anyone have one that consist of like 3-4 exercises with low reps? The one I have no is suppose to have really high reps like 50, 75, 100, and half the time I can't even make it past 45. Can anyone help me out here?
05-23-2004, 02:52 PM #2
no need for those high reps, treat the like any other muscle you want to grow....
4x10-15 hanging leg raises
4x10-15 cable cruches
**next time you train abs**
hangin leg raises
mix it up, i will always use hanging leg raises because i feel they are superior to any other lower abdominmal developement. also because there are a lot of people who lack lower abs
05-23-2004, 03:07 PM #3Originally Posted by whiteyk
06-06-2004, 02:01 PM #4
You should work out your abs in the following order: Lower Abs, Middle Abs, Upper Abs... Each is synergistic to the other.
06-06-2004, 06:04 PM #5
My favorite is doing reverse crunches off a slightly inclined bench, specially cause you can increase weight by holding a dumbell in between your feet. Followed by either kneeling rope crunches off the crossover machine or floor crunches where you hold your opposite shoulders with your hands while you try to touch your knees with your elbows and keep your feet flat on the floor at the same time without anyone or thing holding your feet down (very tough exercise, must be explosive to do a full rep though dont use momentum and bounce your head off the ground ouch!). I like to finish it all off with crunches on a swiss ball cause you just cant get the full range of motion like you can with a swiss ball
06-06-2004, 06:07 PM #6King of Supplements
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I would say go with what whitey said, thats pretty much what i do. And my abs are pretty good. If your worried about your abs showing your biggest thing to work on is your BF%.
06-07-2004, 03:42 AM #7
If you goal is to have a six pack, you need to fix your diet. PERIOD. You could have the strongest abs in the world but if they are covered with a layer of fat, you will not see them.
If you goal is to have a strong stomach, work out. Do the exercises recommended above or even the ones in the workout you are doing. (I mix it up almost every workout, but that is my approach... the key is attack!)
You have to push yourself. If you can do 45 today, do 47 next time you work out. If you can do 10 hanging crunches today, do 12 next time. Takes time, but you will get stronger if you push yourself.
Also, squat and deads do a lot to your core strength, so careful if you are squatting a lot and doing major abs workouts, you could end up kind of boxy...
06-07-2004, 05:32 AM #8Originally Posted by znak
so when do you draw the line with squatting, deadlifting, abs etc. i hell sure wouldnt want to look boxy but i may be doing something which may promote that??
06-07-2004, 07:28 AM #9Originally Posted by Spoon
Some people (Arnold among them) believe that a belt helps prevent building up the sides of your abs.
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