Abs - how??
- 06-05-2018, 10:46 AM
- 06-05-2018, 10:50 AM
06-05-2018, 11:16 AM
06-05-2018, 08:52 PM
heavy farmers walk works the core hard, along with everything else. I like isometrics for abs, like six inches and planks. Time yourself and try to beat that time every workout. It gets intense quick.
06-06-2018, 03:45 AM
06-06-2018, 05:14 AM
Another suggestion: YouTube some of your favorite boxer’s ab routines. They’re usually insane. The core is so important for a fighter.
06-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Weighted carries (farmers/waiters walks etc) - do single arm as well as two handed.
Build your own slosh pipe - carry it, squat with it. Just stand with it - crazy good for abs.
Ab wheel I believe has been shown to create very high levels of an activation when done right (too many people let the lower back sag)
Palloff presses are a stable for me but fall outs, anti presses, any think using a trx in a plank type position
Hollow holds, Russian twists, v sits etc
06-11-2018, 03:03 AM
great thanks guy sive got myself an ab wheel and watched videos on how to do it properly re: back
Ive got myself an inclined bench too.
should be gtg
08-22-2018, 09:39 PM
Ab wheel. Hanging leg raises, and cable crunches have got my and popping and hard. I believe those are the big 3 for abs..imo
08-24-2018, 01:19 AM
The ab wheel is all you need for complete development. Compound lifts are likely not enough. I squatted 260kg and deadlifted 280kg weighing 75kg and my midsection was very small and when lean I have next to no abdominal development. The ab wheel changed this
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08-24-2018, 04:39 AM
You can use roller for abs. Hard but effective.
And static exercise plank can help to train ab muscles
08-24-2018, 06:17 AM
08-25-2018, 11:14 AM
But direct ab work is only worth doing when you have low body fat. Until you hit sub 15%, you can strengthen your overall core with the big lifts and the only ab movement I would consider is where you twist the trunk.
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08-25-2018, 11:47 AM
Abs - how??
One exercise that I just recently started doing is a variation of the plank. Regular planks donít do anything for me. With this plank your lever arms go further and further out in front of you so that your closer to the ground. Your relax all of your muscles except for your abdominals. It activates the midsection to the point you will be shaking in 30 seconds or less. I also like one arm weighted planks, Hanging leg raises, side plank crunch with tempo, fitness ball crunches, kneeling cable crunches (done the right way...everyone does them wrong), barbell rollout (pelvic tilt is key) reverse Tate bends on a cable machine and landline oblique twists for obliques.
08-25-2018, 11:48 AM
08-25-2018, 11:51 AM
The problem with people doing ab work is that they rarely blow all of the air out at the top of the rep which fully engages the abs. I feel with ab work breathing technique is crucial in getting a full abdominal contraction. I donít think Iíve ever seen a person at my gym do a properly done rep for abs. I know that seems like an overly exaggerated statement but Iím dead serious lol
08-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Many ways to skin a cat but you sir do have a cracking set of abs so I’ll always take your points on it.
11-04-2018, 03:26 AM
11-04-2018, 07:19 AM
Regards compound lifts working the abs (which they obviously do) I’ve always found it interesting to consider whether you shouldn’t work abs directly as the compounds do, or if you should work abs directly because they are important for the compounds.....
In terms of asthetics though I definitely believe direct ab work will help them pop when bf levels get low enough
11-04-2018, 01:45 PM
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