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BendtheBar 02-15-2011 12:01 PM

Abs Training
 
A quote from my upcoming interview with Akiva Stopford:

Quote:

This leads me to believe two things: A) the visible nature of the abdominal musculature is solely determined by a lack of subcutaneous fat, not by how many 1000ís of lame half-assed crunches you do; and B) squats and deadlifts are two of the most effective abdominal exercises available.
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Carl1174 02-15-2011 12:06 PM

my thoughts exactly, you can have the best abs in the world, but if they are covered/wrapped in fat then youll never know.

Squatds, Deads, OH Press and lately BB Calf Raises hit my abs and core much better than crunching myself in to oblivion 6 times a week ;)

Carl.

BendtheBar 02-15-2011 12:13 PM

I do like heavy situps, but beyond that ab exercise bore me to death.

On a side note...I've performed more direct ab work these past 2 months than I did for the last 24 years combined.

5kgLifter 02-15-2011 12:14 PM

Good to hear, 'cos I can't stand crunches, sit-ups and oblique twists and other abs exercises ad nauseum...

Carl1174 02-15-2011 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 116129)
I do like heavy situps, but beyond that ab exercise bore me to death.

On a side note...I've performed more direct ab work these past 2 months than I did for the last 24 years combined.

Has it made a noticeable difference ???

Carl.

BendtheBar 02-15-2011 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carl1174 (Post 116136)
Has it made a noticeable difference ???

Carl.

No. Not at all. My one pack is still in tact.

I do feel it's helping with squats and lower back though.

MC 02-15-2011 12:44 PM

Good points, Carl and 5kg.

My ab work is really more for lower back support than anything else. Since I started doing weighed work (Front, side and back) my lower back pain is manageable (as opposed to intermittently debilitating).

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 116140)
No. Not at all. My one pack is still in tact.

This is full of LOL Steve!

Carl1174 02-15-2011 12:45 PM

lol :D

carl.

Isaku900 02-15-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 116140)
I do feel it's helping with squats and lower back though.

direct, HEAVY, ab work is necessary for a heavy squat. You simply cannot keep an upright position, big chest, arched lower back without strong abdominals.

my favorites are spud abs (pulldown abs with a spud forearm strap), and weighted decline situps (down with the weight worn "as a hat" held on or behind your head to increase the lever arm).

BendtheBar 02-15-2011 01:28 PM

Right now my lower back is taking a beating from sitting all day.

Looking to get my squat over a raw 500 by age 44. We'll see. Hopefully all this ab work will help my old bones.


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