sticky out gut..
okay.. up until about 1 month ago i used to train abs twice a week, i would do 4 sets of 2 exercises switching exercises regularly to hit them in different ways.
i would train heavy with low (ish for abs) reps of 15-30. all exercises would be weighted where possible so my form was strict but the resistance still heavy.
occasionally i would incorporate drop sets / rest-pause etc.
the exercises i would use are: Situps on decline bench, cable crunches, hanging leg raises, ab crunch machine (seated machine - not the ab rollers you see advertised in the paper.)
as a result of this i have developed some quite thick abs (although lower abs im guessing will be a little lacking).
for the past month i havent had time to train my abs at all but have been bulking. consequently i have some fat covering them now but i have a sticky out gut!! im guessing this is a combination of thick abs (i know they are thick its not just me hoping) which arent being trained so arent as tight. plus im bloated alot because of the food / water from bulking! (im nice and flat in the mornings)
I need to start training them again and would like to focus on tightening up and bringing more development into the lower abs. As im bulking im not bothered about whether they grow any bigger as they are ok at present anyway.
Any suggestions? im thinking hi rep / not weighted exercises with slow strict form and lots of stretching? crunches and leg raises!