- 08-07-2008, 11:28 PM
- 08-08-2008, 11:47 AM
Weighted for a combo of strength and size. Once you get them bigger you can work on endurance-strength. Try weighted decline situps and cable crunches. Cable crunches are my favorite for building them up.
- 08-08-2008, 12:48 PM
08-08-2008, 01:39 PM
for lower abs, get some ankle weights and do hanging leg raises. or floor wipers. they're both on youtube.
08-08-2008, 01:42 PM
Learn to incorporate compound lifts into your routine, these will build abdominal strength (albiet indirectly) relatively quickly. You can worry about isolated movements at a later time. If you want your abs to show "the 6 pack" you're going to have to drop your bodyfat.
When I say compound I mean deadlift, squat, overhead press, pull/chin ups, dips, barbell row, bench press
08-08-2008, 01:50 PM
USF, you hit the nail on the head - nothing builds abs like squats, deads and overhead presses! They get the bulk of the work done and then you can isolate them with some of the other movements suggested in this thread after you have gotten stronger. But compound movements will elicit the biggest effect overall.
08-08-2008, 03:15 PM
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08-08-2008, 03:28 PM
08-08-2008, 09:57 PM
08-10-2008, 04:48 PM
08-10-2008, 04:49 PM
08-10-2008, 05:13 PM
I'd suggest you just find what you're capable of considering your condition and add some weight to it. Cable crunches are great, but there are also several machines at gyms (If you have a gym) that allow for weight to be added.
PM me if you have any questions, I'd be glad to help! My sister has scoliosis so I know a bit about it.
08-11-2008, 10:44 AM
08-11-2008, 02:07 PM
sit ups, crunches (cable also)also hit the CV