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Old 10-10-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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I understand that abs are made in the kitchen. How do we train them properly so they look thicker when they are revealed? Is it better to train them more frequently and do we need resistance or volume?
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Train them like any other muscle; put some weight on em.
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Don't worry about them. If you're doing enough heavy lower body work, combined with the rest of a good routine your abs will develop quite well without direct training.

But abs aren't important anyway.
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Since I started training Westside earlier in the year, I have been training ab's heavy once or twice per week and it has really improved my stability under heavy weights. My favourite moves are:

Standing ab crunches with a resistance band
Kneeling cable crunches
Weighted planks
Side bends with weight
Barbell rollouts

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Ohh, I bet those hurt. Lol...
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I do the following complex:

--Plank for 60 seconds
--Side Plank for 60 seconds
--Plank for 60 seconds
--Kick up into a handstand for max time

Just kidding. I wish I could do that. I actually just do weighted situps.
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I understand that abs are made in the kitchen.
This is not correct. Abs are made in the gym. They are revealed by proper work in the kitchen.

Front squats hit my abs better than most other movements. I do like to perfrom leg rasies off a high bar as well. Bring your feet alll the way to the bar and lower slowly. Hard, but a great move.
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I laughed at the thought of Steve exploding his mass into a handstand

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This is not correct. Abs are made in the gym. They are revealed by proper work in the kitchen.

Front squats hit my abs better than most other movements. I do like to perfrom leg rasies off a high bar as well. Bring your feet alll the way to the bar and lower slowly. Hard, but a great move.
Agree with this 100%. Although I can't see my abs I (and my gf) can feel them lol and since doing knee raises from a high bar (not quite got the strength for full leg raises yet) they are noticably firmer particularly in the lower portion.
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