Good stuff here Bigs, I may have something good for this:
Originally Posted by JBIGS
OK...I have a question...didn't know where to post it so I'll post it here...what is the best way to train my abs...I am making an attempt to train them and I am not sure what to do or what is best...any suggestions will help out tremendously!
This is the ab routine that won Chuck Sipes the best abs award at the '69 Mr. Universe:
ABDOMINAL TRAINING SCHEDULE
6 DAYS A WEEK
INCLINE SIT UPS (I would hook my situp board in the middle
range position of the 7 rung abdominal ladder). -- 2 sets of
INCLINE SIT UPS (I used a 25 pound plate behind the head for
resistance). Working from low to high elevation on the ladder, I
would do 2 sets at each position. On these Incline Sit Ups with
weight, I would focus much CONCENTRATION on FLEXING the
abs with deep TENSION. -- 2 sets of 8 reps.
With a broom stick or bar held behind the neck, Iwould expel
all the air from my lungs and bend forward to a parallel position
to the floor. -- 2 sets of 50 reps.
With a broom stick or bar behind the neck, I would bend from
side to side in a rapid succession touching the elbows to
the sides and striving to CRUNCH the abs. -- 2 sets of 50 reps.
*USE QUICK FAST MOVEMENTS ON THESE TWO EXERCISES.
INCLINE BOARD LEG RAISES (I used iron boots for added
resistance) Each week I would vary the range of the incline
board from medium to high range for the required sets.
Sometimes for a variation i would substitute HANGING LEG
RAISES from a chin up bar. I Concentrated on TIGHTENING the
abs with each movement. -- 4 sets of 8 reps.
This is tremendous exercise for the internal abs health and
great for development purposes also. I CONCENTRATED ON
VERY HIGH DEGREE OF VACUUM FORCING THE ABS REGION
FORWARD. -- 4 sets of 8 reps.
I've been using an abbreviated/adapted version consisting of the inclined weighted situps, side bends, and ab wheel at least 1*daily and 2*daily if I can fit it in. I'v been doing this since March and have lost at least an inch off my waist, so it definitely works.