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    abs vs. obliques


    I was just wonder if anyone had any input on this topic. I wanted to know if anyone does obliques and abs separate or if they do them together. Also what is the most effective? Thanks..

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    Training the entire core is far more important (this includes the erector spinae).
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    Quote Originally Posted by lift or die View Post
    I was just wonder if anyone had any input on this topic. I wanted to know if anyone does obliques and abs separate or if they do them together. Also what is the most effective? Thanks..
    Every time you do a "core" or "abs" exercise you are going to work your ENTIRE abdominal region, whether you are trying to "target" one specific muscle or not (i.e. even doing crunches works the obliques). As Ryan said, training your CORE (i.e. the entire anterior and posterior section from your shoulder girdle down to your hips) is far more effective than simply trying to target your "abs".

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    ok thanks for your help....
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    You know, some people can work out obliques and not build their sides, but I see as I get a little older the more I train obliques, I feel I am getting muscle-love-handles. And I just dieted for a show so it isn't fat. lol

    If you do decide to train obliques directly, keep an eye on that.
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    What are these "abs" you speak of?
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    I do a core circuit every other day (technically my off days).

    I usually pick 5 or 6 exercises. My favs are:

    Weighted V-Ups
    Weighted Russian Twists
    Planks


    A typical core workout for me would look like this:

    Weighted V-Ups, 12 reps
    Chinnies, burn out
    Plank, 60sec
    Russian Twists, weighted 15 reps
    Weighted Side Extensions, 8 reps
    Side Plank, 45 sec per side
    --3 Times, resting one min at end of circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JW32Hoops View Post
    What are these "abs" you speak of?
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