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2004/03/03 23:25:52 (permalink)
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A question about Abs

I was wondering what was best. Once you achieve a certain level of carrying out Ab excercises, say 30 crunches,30 leg lifts etc etc.Is it best to keep building the number of reps. Or is it better to stay at that level and add some weight?
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    Raptor
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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/04 01:09:03 (permalink)
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    add some weight. but depends on your goals.
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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/04 07:07:50 (permalink)
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    Cheers Raptor. My main goal would be to strengthen my ab's as much as possible.I don't particularly care about them being pretty, strong and solid is more important i think.I do a bit of fighting, so obviously very strong, solid ab's would be useful.
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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/04 11:57:59 (permalink)
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    in the correct thread this time!

    see when you ly on the bench where it slopes down and your feet are kinda locked under a bar at the high end of the bench and your head is at the bottom end next to the floor to do crunches;

    1. whats that bech called?

    2. and having your feet locked behind a bar and used to pull you up - is that not kinda cheating for doing abs?

    3. is it better tahn doing normal 'flat' crunches?

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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/05 18:39:44 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by soapbar

    in the correct thread this time!

    see when you ly on the bench where it slopes down and your feet are kinda locked under a bar at the high end of the bench and your head is at the bottom end next to the floor to do crunches;

    1. whats that bech called?

    2. and having your feet locked behind a bar and used to pull you up - is that not kinda cheating for doing abs?

    3. is it better tahn doing normal 'flat' crunches?

    david*

    incline bench ur talking about, i would assume better than normal crunches, the higher the incline the harder the buggers are to do
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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/06 14:11:45 (permalink)
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    The only problem with pinning your feet during sit ups is that you take some of the stress away from the abs and onto the hip flexor instead.
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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/06 14:17:53 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    The only problem with pinning your feet during sit ups is that you take some of the stress away from the abs and onto the hip flexor instead.



    thats the point. so you use your abs in conjunction with your hips, like you would in real life, be it lifting weights or contact sports. and besides, someone who can do weighted situps with 40kg [even with thier fett pinned] will always have stronger abs then someone who does crunches. anyways... there are many, many other things you can do to cane your abs:

    side bends, hanging leg raise, turkish getups[personal favorite], and BB ab rolls [never tryed these but come highly reccomended]
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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/06 14:20:58 (permalink)
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    I agree with you if your training for strength Rob but some people are bodybuilders.
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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/06 14:23:01 (permalink)
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    bastrds
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    RE: A question about Abs 2004/03/06 17:51:51 (permalink)
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    quote:

    someone who can do weighted situps with 40kg [even with thier fett pinned] will always have stronger abs then someone who does crunches.



    thats not necessarily true, I've seen loads of so called sit up experts using big weights with arched backs. Their hip are doing all the work.

    Personally I will never do situps with anchored feet as the hip flexors have to easy a time to dominate the movement. If you want a hip/ab exercise do hanging leg raises or pikes.
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