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2005/07/28 12:07:48 (permalink)
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Lower and Upper Abbs Workout?

Hi all,

well, I'm back again with a mission...

My new girlfriend is a fitness consultant at my gym! Great you think to yourself but not when she has a better 6 pack than me! It's not good when I take my shirt off only when she is stood on the other side of the room and when I have a light above but slightly infront of me! lol

ok

I'm going to have my BF % tested today, what is a good BF % to show abbs?

What i want to start doing is 20 mins of a full abb workout before a weights session and then 20 mins abb workout at the end. Twice a week?

Can someone please write me out a good Abb workout, I use the Swiss Ball for sit ups with a weight, being able to do no more than 20 reps X3.

I then lie on a bench, holding the end above my head and put my bum just off the bench at the bottom and lift my legs up and down for leg raises.... but surly that cant be good enough coz I can only see my top abbs and not really my bottom abbs?!?!?!

HELP ME PLEASE!!!!

Cheers
Singing_lad
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    downandout
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    RE: Lower and Upper Abbs Workout? 2005/07/28 13:56:09 (permalink)
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    Having good abs is about low bodyfat %, not about how many swiss ball sit ups you do.

    If you want a good 6 pack, sort out a healthy clean diet and go running for at least 30mins everyday. Running isn't even necessary if you have your diet to a T.

    If you feel the need to do some weights to aid your 6 pack, weighted crunches once a week are all you need.

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    210lbx
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    RE: Lower and Upper Abbs Workout? 2005/07/28 14:13:54 (permalink)
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    that is not always true, i have seen a guy at my gym who has a 6pac on top of a belly... it looks weird but the 6pac is highly defined (clear to see).

    Abs is just like any other muscle, you have to work it inorder for it to be tonned and defined.

    I advice you to do, lot of ab crunchs and sit ups.

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    RE: Lower and Upper Abbs Workout? 2005/07/28 14:19:05 (permalink)
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    Agree with shez - definition of abs is all about a clean diet and low bodyfat levels. Below 10% will be adequate for most but some will be higher/lower.

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    Chez
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    RE: Lower and Upper Abbs Workout? 2005/07/28 14:34:23 (permalink)
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    Its mostly down to low body fat however obviously if your abs are bigger then they will be more visible at higher body fat - but only slightly. However training your abs for 4x20 minutes in a week is just stupid. Personally, at the very most I do my abs for six sets a week. And I have a pretty good six pack when I'm lean (my old cutting pics are somewhere on the board) - you could also try doing an ab circuit once a week. I read about a good ab circuit on t-mag once (sorry can't find the link) consisting of weighted sit ups, planks, side crunches and high rep crunches.

    Some people with decent abs don't even work their abs directly as they believe they get hit plenty from compound excercises.


    post edited by Chez - 2005/07/28 14:36:23
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    RE: Lower and Upper Abbs Workout? 2005/07/28 16:43:00 (permalink)
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    Abs are like any other muscle, why would you need to do more than a few sets of isolation exercises a week e.g. weighted crunches, compared to any other muscle group.

    I think people give so much attention to abs because they can't see them and assume that they are small rather than admitting they have a big layer of fat covering them.
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