Power of 10

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    Sep 04, 2007 8:21 PM GMT
    So for the past few weeks i've been doing the whole slow burn thing and let me tell you I LOVE it, it has been doing wonders that going to the gym 4 times a week ever gave me (though i do add in a few days of cardio!)

    my question is (And I know there are people who advise against slowburn, well save your posts because I fell in love with it and im sticking with it) is abs. I just dont think I am getting the hang of 'slow burn' abs.

    Should I be trying different sorts of routines or using weights? I just dont find I get that burn burn like the rest of me when doing the ab stuff?
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    Sep 05, 2007 5:22 AM GMT
    Abs can be deceiving because they present as a small group of muscles, (although in reality they are quite a large group). But growing definition in your abs is largely a matter of reducing your bodyfat% whilst using a regular, quite exertive routine. Abs should not be trained everyday, as some people recommend. Like any muscle group, they respond when they have time to rest and rebuild.

    Mix up your exercises and make sure you are hitting all the various areas of your abs, and most importantly, look at ways to reduce your bodyfat% (generally upping your cardio and watching your diet).

    Good luck.
  • fryblock

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    Sep 05, 2007 10:00 PM GMT
    what is the slow burn thing?
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    Sep 05, 2007 10:15 PM GMT
    its a muscle building process thats been around awhile....10 slow counts up (hold for 2) then 10 slow counts down (no rest) until your muscle can't go any further (then you hold it for the remaining seconds) and then from that point count 10 till you reach the bottom.

    once you do this and all your muscles have been worked until fatigue you then rest 5-7 days to allow your muscle to grow back stronger.

    it's great and ive seen so many of my friends use it and get amazing results

    (they say dont do a lot of cardio but a few days a week is fine, just make sure you dont overdue your body).
  • hdtod

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    Sep 06, 2007 1:12 AM GMT
    got to try this
    been working out a few months with no results
    will this help you think?
    will try see how it goes
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    Sep 06, 2007 1:21 AM GMT
    try it, give it 4-6 weeks and you'll notice a huge different (of course take into account your diet)

    good luck :)
  • GQjock

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    Sep 06, 2007 11:01 AM GMT
    actually abs are perfect to use the slow burn process on
    they are for the most part postural muscles so they will react to a slow steady movement
    ...but - given that 10 reps won't be enuf
    try doing crunches but on the negative lower your upper body to the count of 10-15
    and the same with leg raises...on the neg again to the count of 10-15
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    Sep 06, 2007 12:37 PM GMT
    cool, thanks...since regular floor lying crunches dont seem to do it for me slow burn wise im going to try weighted ones on a stability ball