Getting those Love Lines

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    Feb 19, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    Does any one know some exercises to really build up those love lines, or the inguinal crease, those lines that run from your hips to your crotch. I know it helps to have 5-8% body fat but i would like to know some exercises to build it up before working my way down to that body fat level. Thanks guys icon_biggrin.gif
  • GQjock

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    Feb 19, 2008 12:02 PM GMT
    There's been a few threads about these Da Vinci lines they are sometimes called
    and they are the lower portion of the abs that insert into the aponeurosis around the pelvis
    this part of the abs lift the leg and tilt the pelvis in toward the center
    best is reverse sit-ups where you twist your legs like a cork screw at the apex of the rep
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    Feb 19, 2008 12:05 PM GMT

    speedoswimmer, you are right to assume that this muscle has less to do with your body fat levels and more to do with how well you target it with exercise because it does. I've seen fat guys with it so no, Bruce Lee and Genuine don't hold exclusive rights to Apollo's Belt. The all time best exercise I can recommend are standing twist: you stad feet shoulder width apart and hold a light plate, about five or ten pounds and twist until you are almost looking over your shoulder...move your head if you want, i don't because it makes me dizzy, i'd recommend you don't move it, but moving it might help you at first to get the movement down. You need to do a lot of these for em to be affective. Me, I put my favotite cd on and do these until the end.They can have dramatic affects in a short period.
    The secind best are seated leg raises and leg bends...in where you lay on a bench with your hands under your butt and raise you legs either straight or bend them when you bring them up about half way or a little more. It boins baby.
    Shit, gotta go to the shooting gallery...may write more later...you look good as you are I think, laters.
  • in773guy

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    Feb 19, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    Leg lifts are good....but what works best for me is the basic crunches on a ball with a ten pound plate on my chest.....50 of those.....the real key that I actually learned from this site is to pull your navel to your spine as you go threw the motion of sitting up and try holding it in on your way down also.....I try it on every type of sit up that I do...it's made a real difference.
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    Feb 19, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    Yeah, I've got them, but I'm kind of doughy. I think that the way I breath effected it. I play the trumpet, so big diaphragm breaths which I can totally feel in that area. So basically, I'm saying, I don't know how to get them, but I sure don't have 5-8% bf.
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    Feb 19, 2008 8:04 PM GMT
    thanks guys for all the replies, i got some good feed back, ill try some of these tip, if anyone has more tip pleas post, thanks icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 19, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    I was told that any abs exercise where you bring your legs above your waist works, i.e. leg lifts, shin slaps etc.


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    Feb 24, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
    It's not body fat percentage. I'm now up to 14 % body fat and I have them. As one guy said, think of your navel touching your spine, while tighening your belly to keep your lower back stable. Too much hype on abs exercises, but even more effective are the static ones you do when doing exercises for the other parts of the body. Static ones help keep the inner abs muscles not protrude outward; the so-call belly look.