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IronWill 04-26-2012 04:50 AM

Abs training
 
I've been reading around and it looks like I should add in some ab work to keep things in balance. I never have really liked ab work, don't think I've ever been lean enough to show them anyway.

So what sort of ab work would be good to add in?

Thanks:mh:

LtL 04-26-2012 05:28 AM

I like weighted ab training or using challenging moves, endless crunches are mind numbing for me. Here's the exercises I rotate through:

Standing cable crunches
Kneeling cable crunches
Janda sit ups
Weighted planks (plates on your back)
Leg raises
Ab rollouts using barbell or ab wheel
Dragon flags

LtL

Fazc 04-26-2012 05:32 AM

Nice list Ltl.

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtL (Post 236098)
Standing cable crunches
Kneeling cable crunches

These are my favourite ones. I train at home now so don't have access to cables but recently set up my bands from the rack so I can do these. They're excellent.

LtL 04-26-2012 05:39 AM

Yeah I do them with bands too. I like jandas for rep work as well.

Rollouts and dragon flags are REALLY hard so I don't like them as much :)

LtL

Fazc 04-26-2012 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtL (Post 236105)
Yeah I do them with bands too. I like jandas for rep work as well.

Rollouts and dragon flags are REALLY hard so I don't like them as much :)

LtL

I forget what they're called but do you remember the ones Rocky did in part 4? Whole body levers or something, I liked them when I was lighter.

LtL 04-26-2012 05:48 AM

Dragon flags.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjCMq2zkbOo

LtL

big_swede 04-26-2012 06:05 AM

I do kneeling cable crunches on a bench - they let me use alot of weight and i do them for 10-20 reps.

A new favorite is incline situps while being hit in the gut with a heavy medicine ball, its brutal and really learns you to contract your abs under tension.

Off Road 04-26-2012 07:15 AM

I'm Old [Fashioned], I still just do basic sit-ups and sidebends.

IronWill 04-26-2012 08:57 AM

Thanks! I'll have to study up on some of those. I have some bands, I'll try something with those. Me no likee sit-ups at all.

emekajokammor 04-26-2012 09:29 AM

Are you training them for core strength or for visibility?


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