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BendtheBar 01-25-2011 10:39 AM

Building Thick Abs - Indirect Work
 
I am currently working on a feature article relating to abs, and want to know which INDIRECT exercises you feel best contribute to building thick abs. (Abs size)

Some obvious choices are:

--Squats
--Deadlift
--Military Press

Which exercises would you add to this list and why?

glwanabe 01-25-2011 10:42 AM

Overhead squats.
BB calf raises, especially if using a block to elevate your feet for a stretch.

Trevor Ross 01-25-2011 10:44 AM

Front squats, the first time I've ever done them my abs hurt like hell.

BendtheBar 01-25-2011 10:48 AM

Thanks guys. Good suggestions.

Abaddon 01-25-2011 10:57 AM

Sleeper row
Triceps pushdown
Straight arm lateral pushdown

BendtheBar 01-25-2011 11:01 AM

I forgot the tricep pushdown. Every time I do them I get sore abs. I think that's definitely top 10 worthy.

Straight arm lat pushdown is a good one too.

bigtim27 01-25-2011 11:06 AM

I don't know if this applies here or not but Kettlebell windmills and get ups work numbers on your obliques and core.

BendtheBar 01-25-2011 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigtim27 (Post 110572)
I don't know if this applies here or not but Kettlebell windmills and get ups work numbers on your obliques and core.

Sure, I can use kettlebell exercises as examples. An abs article is going to appeal to many who are not necessarily bodybuilder types, so I could throw in a few KB exercises.

Is this the exercise?


bigtim27 01-25-2011 11:12 AM

Yeah thats the windmill.

BendtheBar 01-25-2011 11:18 AM

It looks hardcore.


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