- 02-22-2008, 08:36 PM
- 02-22-2008, 10:34 PM
If your diet is in line and you're just having trouble losing that stubborn fat on your stomach, I'd recommend looking into Napalm. It's a topical fat loss product which will increase fat loss in a site specific manner.
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02-22-2008, 10:42 PM
Lower abs are kinda a trouble area, and they're somewhat immune to ab exercises.
What is your current bf% (ballpark guesstimate)?
you will need to have a low bodyfat percentage for any results to occur. Genetics also place a "cap" on how toned you can get 'em.
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02-22-2008, 11:09 PM
Try putting something under your back(exercise ball if available) when you do crunches so you can lean back further than just hitting the floor in a regular crunch, IMO this works the lower abs better. HOpefully you can catch what i mean, kinda hard to explain.
02-22-2008, 11:11 PM
You could also try sitting backwards on the end of a bed and lean backwards more than a regular crunch since the floor isnt there
02-23-2008, 12:59 PM
i completely estimated everything, but i used this website to help calculate and it says 19% or 17-21%.. also when i do crunches i do it on that bench that lifts up at the top and has the bars to rest your arms, no idea what its called though
02-23-2008, 02:53 PM
This is what I was trying to explain. https://www.benderball.tv/spark/inde...g=bbaisseag100
If you watch the video it shows you how the ball allows you to bend back farther because you are off the ground. I wouldn't suggest bbuying this balll though, i'm sure its expensive. YOu could trying doing the same thing on another ball, kickball, exercise ball etc. and im sure get the same results.
02-23-2008, 04:23 PM
02-26-2008, 02:59 PM
Your diet will be key on thsi one. With lower abs for many a low body fat level needs to take place. So first look into what you are eating.
02-26-2008, 03:11 PM
Lower abs are the bane of my existence. I am almost at 8% BF and I still cannot see them.
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02-26-2008, 04:02 PM
02-27-2008, 01:15 AM
02-27-2008, 01:18 AM
I hate abs, i started a club if you want to join, check my threads
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02-29-2008, 12:57 AM
02-29-2008, 07:23 AM
Bobo posted this almost 4 years ago:
Those HIDDEN FAT SPOTS!!!
For those that are cutting this is probably the biggest problem that you face and you don't even know it. Now like most people I sometimes judge my progress by always looking at my abs. The problem is that your abs may not change one bit but you still keep losing weight in areas around you body. Your abs are the last place that it will burn fat and to assess your progress you need to understand how the body burns body fat. Basically the body burns fat from the outside in. It will protect the vital organs and keep energy reserves closer to your core than on your limbs. This is one reason you can have ripped arms but still have a nice tire around your waist. Now the tricky part is to understand WHEN you've hit a wall. Most people tihnk "my abs are the same, I'm not losing fat". Well thats far from the truth. The amount of fat that is on your inner thights, butt, lower back, etc... is much more substantial and can take a very long time to burn off so you should try and look in those areas too. Your abs should be the last place you look until those other areas are fairly lean. Just some things for you to think about....
02-29-2008, 08:45 AM
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07-23-2008, 01:38 PM
I totally agree with njsweetheart. Lower abs is really hard to work on. I'm a very slim girl but my lower abs are far from slim. It could be due to my diet but I'm really not sure how to eat properly. My body fat is around 17%. What am I doing wrong?
07-23-2008, 02:58 PM
Your ab's are one muscle... There's no Lower and Upper... It's one muscle. Just lower your bf. Watch your diet, train your abs, and cut bf. Part of it is genetics as well...
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08-05-2008, 11:20 PM
Lay on your back and straighten your legs up in the air and lift you hips up and down off the ground
08-09-2008, 08:46 PM
08-10-2008, 09:40 AM
Rectus abdominus IS in fact one muscle...but that doesn't mean that focusing the effort is useless, or wasted. "Training", remember, means teaching (a muscle) how to do a thing it doesn't do spontaneously. If all the movement in your ab-work is focused on the costal attachments (ie, crunches, leg lifts), then sure, the whole rectus will *activate*, but it's just anchoring the movement, not moving.
KaleyRae90's suggestion is a very good one: vertical leg thrusts will be good for you. You might also try reverse micro-curls: extend your legs, feet together, about knee-height; focusing carefully, curl your pubic bone up toward your navel, hold, then back to start; repeat as you would normally repeat an exercise. Use your legs as a counter-weight to tailor the difficulty of the move.
NOTE - this will not "strip fat from your abs"! This is a small move that increases the overall tone, strength & response of the rectus, and when training has left an infirm 'pouchy bit' right above the pubic bone & below the navel, this *will* help.
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