Need a killer Ab workout
- 09-27-2008, 03:37 PM
Need a killer Ab workout
Been trying to throw some abs/core into my workout without much luck..my core and abs are alot tighter but i want to add some more size so i can get deeper cuts. I've been using the p90x ab ripper video, but it don't seem to target abs as much as i 'd like, alot of the exercises put alot of stress on lower back and flexors. Just wondering what everyone out there is doing for Ab/core work? In the army it was all about situps, supine bike, and flutter kick..lol...i still do those but wondered if there is something else out there i can do with weight etc?
- 09-27-2008, 06:59 PM
Warm up on a decline bench then work up in weights (sub failure) till you find a weight you FAIL at 10 reps. Do 2-3 sets 2-3 times a week(MAX!). Move the weight up every week.
Abs are a muscle train them like any other muscle!
I did this till I got up to 90 poulds for 12 reps then stoped and never lost the muscle size. All I need to do now is a couple weeks of touch up work and my abs are good to go even with 10 months of nothing.
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*If you can do it safely* you cna always put something under the end of the bench to raise it slightly higher if you feel it is needed.
I agree 100% with Justreading! Train the abs like any muscle in your body. Peopel have this stigma of getting the burn and blah blah blah.
If I lift 10lb weights and do curls I get a burn but does it really do crap for me? I think not...
I apply the same thinking to abs. I like to hold a weight in my hands over my chest and do a slow sit up. When you reach your peak try to squeeze your muscles.
One thing I have found works relaly well is to keep the abs under stress the whole range of motion so when you come down off a sit up instead of laying your back flat against and taking all the pressure off your mid section leave an inch or two there and keep the abs flexed.
When your done with that I bet you iwll feel the how much diffrent it is then just doing 100s of reps
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Some side work is ok when peaking but not when bulking or looking for growth because why ruin your lines?
Abs should be big and muscular, intercostals and obliques only show when cutting and should be kept small... make sense?
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