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Roy1787 10-10-2011 08:46 AM

How do I work the abs?
 
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?

Shadowschmadow 10-10-2011 08:47 AM

Train them like any other muscle; put some weight on em.

Abaddon 10-10-2011 08:52 AM

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.

LtL 10-10-2011 09:00 AM

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

LtL

Shadowschmadow 10-10-2011 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtL (Post 178986)
Weighted planks

Ohh, I bet those hurt. Lol... :D

BendtheBar 10-10-2011 09:27 AM

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.

glwanabe 10-10-2011 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Roy1787 (Post 178979)
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.

LtL 10-10-2011 09:35 AM

I laughed at the thought of Steve exploding his mass into a handstand :D

LtL

Shadowschmadow 10-10-2011 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by LtL (Post 178998)
I laughed at the thought of Steve exploding his mass into a handstand :D

LtL

Me too... It very well could end up being a youtube moment. ;)

Gaz6682 10-10-2011 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glwanabe (Post 178997)
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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