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Old 01-25-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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Overhead squats.
BB calf raises, especially if using a block to elevate your feet for a stretch.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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Front squats, the first time I've ever done them my abs hurt like hell.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Good suggestions.
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Sleeper row
Triceps pushdown
Straight arm lateral pushdown
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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.
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I don't know if this applies here or not but Kettlebell windmills and get ups work numbers on your obliques and core.
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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?

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Yeah thats the windmill.
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It looks hardcore.
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