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Old 04-26-2012, 04:50 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
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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

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:32 AM   #3
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Nice list Ltl.

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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.
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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

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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

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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.
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Dragon flags.

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

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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.
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I'm Old [Fashioned], I still just do basic sit-ups and sidebends.
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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.
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Are you training them for core strength or for visibility?
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