Lower Abs

  • tongun18

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    Oct 04, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    What are your preferred exercises to hit the lower abs? I need a little bit of help adding a bit of definition there.
  • laguna07

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    Oct 05, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    Are you serious? You have abs that most of us would kill for...lol! You look great!!
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    Oct 05, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    tongun18 saidWhat are your preferred exercises to hit the lower abs? I need a little bit of help adding a bit of definition there.


    FU!

    lol just kidding icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 05, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    Yeah is this thread a joke? Gimme a break man! Why don't you tell us what you're doing because it's obviously working.
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    Oct 05, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Come to papi and I'll work your lower abs for you. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 05, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    laguna07 saidAre you serious? You have abs that most of us would kill for...lol! You look great!!


    Haha - agreed.

    To the OP - I'd suggest doing leg raises and scissors but that would be like a first grader trying to tell a university professor what to do. You look great!
  • tongun18

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    Oct 05, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    lol, yea its a serious thread guys. thanks much for your kind words though. dont get me wrong, i love my abs! its just that last line right above my belly-button, its faint and i've been trying to make it a bit more clear.... a little obsessive i guess, eh?
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    Oct 05, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    I do leg raises (both in the king's chair thing and a decline bench)... also find bicycle crunches help with the obliques all through the abs.
  • TadPohl

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    Oct 05, 2010 8:19 AM GMT
    I believe that the method for gaining true abdominal muscle definition is: DIET
    I didn't initially understand this concept until my trainer forced me to keep a food log and keep track of what and when I was eating.
    I lost that last layer of baby fat and my abs were incredibly defined. I was however unhappy because I enjoy ice cream and beer to much.
    I decided that I didn't need Brad Pitt abs to be happy. Fit is awesome for me.
    I'm certain that your abs are already developed. If you want truly ripped abs, I believe that you must monitor your diet.
    Good luck!
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    Oct 05, 2010 9:03 AM GMT
    Its true when they say we're never happy with our lot....
  • tongun18

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    Oct 05, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    Tangtastic saidI believe that the method for gaining true abdominal muscle definition is: DIET
    I didn't initially understand this concept until my trainer forced me to keep a food log and keep track of what and when I was eating.
    I lost that last layer of baby fat and my abs were incredibly defined. I was however unhappy because I enjoy ice cream and beer to much.
    I decided that I didn't need Brad Pitt abs to be happy. Fit is awesome for me.
    I'm certain that your abs are already developed. If you want truly ripped abs, I believe that you must monitor your diet.
    Good luck!


    i think my diet is well under control. every time i measure in I gain a little weight and drop a little %bf (down to 6.5%). you're right though, cant have solid abs without watching your diet a bit.

    Thanks rbdude, i'll try incorporating the bicycles. I already do the leg raises.

    Rest assured westaussie, i an indeed happy. its just a goal i set for myself and i'd like to see it through, even if i dont hold on to it for too long :-)
  • goliathca714

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    Oct 05, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    Your definition seems incredible. If you're already doing leg raises, try them weighted. Perhaps a dumbbell between your feet. Also hanging from a pull up bar. Have you tried lying thrusts where you start with leg raises and thrust your hips up like you're pushing your feet toward the ceiling?
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    Oct 05, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    It's possible you just have a fantastic four-and-a-half pack, and there may be nothing at all you can do about that. If you're as defined as you appear to be in your photos, you may just have to accept the fact that your upper abs are more pronounced than your lower abs. For the same reason some people get crazy huge glutes and some people will always just have a tight little ass. Just a thought.


  • tongun18

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    Oct 05, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    @goliath

    I've done the weighted stuff but only with the physiotherapy ankle weights. maybe i'll kick it up to a dumbell. I have NOT tried the leg raise/thrusts, I'll try those out and see how things go.

    @dj

    someone was kind enough to send me a message basically suggesting the very same thing you've posted. I may indeed have to accept that I've reached my limit... but I still have to try the suggestions posted here :-)

    @ all you guys

    thanks guys, i appreciate the chance at getting feedback and suggestions! you guys rock!
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    Oct 06, 2010 11:15 AM GMT
    Tangtastic saidI believe that the method for gaining true abdominal muscle definition is: DIET
    I didn't initially understand this concept until my trainer forced me to keep a food log and keep track of what and when I was eating.
    I lost that last layer of baby fat and my abs were incredibly defined. I was however unhappy because I enjoy ice cream and beer to much.
    I decided that I didn't need Brad Pitt abs to be happy. Fit is awesome for me.
    I'm certain that your abs are already developed. If you want truly ripped abs, I believe that you must monitor your diet.
    Good luck!


    Totally agree. Diet and genetics (as where the fat layer is removed).

    I figure better a bit of a stomach than ripped stomach and gaunt face
  • tongun18

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    Oct 07, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    goliath, tried the leg raise and thrust... made my lower abs sore, haven't felt that in a while, thanks!
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    Oct 07, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    try hanging leg raises, they're really good
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    Oct 07, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    tongun18 said
    Tangtastic saidI believe that the method for gaining true abdominal muscle definition is: DIET
    I didn't initially understand this concept until my trainer forced me to keep a food log and keep track of what and when I was eating.
    I lost that last layer of baby fat and my abs were incredibly defined. I was however unhappy because I enjoy ice cream and beer to much.
    I decided that I didn't need Brad Pitt abs to be happy. Fit is awesome for me.
    I'm certain that your abs are already developed. If you want truly ripped abs, I believe that you must monitor your diet.
    Good luck!


    i think my diet is well under control. every time i measure in I gain a little weight and drop a little %bf (down to 6.5%). you're right though, cant have solid abs without watching your diet a bit.

    Thanks rbdude, i'll try incorporating the bicycles. I already do the leg raises.

    Rest assured westaussie, i an indeed happy. its just a goal i set for myself and i'd like to see it through, even if i dont hold on to it for too long :-)


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    Congrats on the success and kudos to the inspiring goal. In Jazz dance, we isolate a certain muscle and focus on it. 4% bf will show all the definition (a diet with more dark greens, sprouts). Lower abs are connected to upper legs muscles, so kick boxing or martial arts would develop them more. 'inverted leg raise' as in the end of this short video clip can help with isolating lower abs.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb9Nv7nJTLw
  • tongun18

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    Oct 07, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    whoa! those look tough! i think i would have a tough time just keeping balance... but i guess developing the balance would help develop the core muscles as well. I'll give it a try, thanks!
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    Oct 09, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    These are great

  • goliathca714

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    Oct 14, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    tongun18 saidgoliath, tried the leg raise and thrust... made my lower abs sore, haven't felt that in a while, thanks!


    Awesome. You certainly don't need to get any leaner. I think with more resistance and going heavier you'll increase strength in lower ab region. I believe that should help bring out the ridges you're looking for. I'm so freaking envious. Best wishes!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 14, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    Scissor kicks work wonders...




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    Oct 14, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    tongun18 saidWhat are your preferred exercises to hit the lower abs? I need a little bit of help adding a bit of definition there.


    Dysmorhpia! Dysmorphia!
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    Oct 14, 2010 5:42 PM GMT
    Let me teach you pilates. I will take you to new worlds of pain.
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    Oct 14, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    Abs are about low fat levels. That's about HIIT and diet, for the most part. When you work a muscle there's not an upper nor a lower to it. The muscle either contracts or doesn't. Did you think on this?

    That being said. there's several muscle groups in your abdominal region. For THAT, you'll want to study a muscular anatomy chart and then experiment a bit with various exercises.

    You can have almost no muscle, and if you have no fat, as well, you can have visible abs, but be tiny / starving. You can also be very big, and lean, and have abs.

    Any fitness resources will have LISTS of various exercises that you can consult.