Recommended Ab workouts

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    Sep 28, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    So I think I'd like to start incorporating weekly ab workouts into my routine (something done 1-2 times a week). Anyone have any favorite or recommended ab workouts they prefer?
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    Sep 28, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    Cable crunches and hanging leg raises work best for me.
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    Sep 28, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    well, you gotta watch your diet if you ever want your abs to pop out nicely. I would also do cardio workouts to burn that extra fat around the abdominal area. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1919eTCoESo

    Fitness blender has some pretty good workouts to do at home! give them a try perhaps!icon_biggrin.gif

  • Sep 29, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    Diet!
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:54 AM GMT
    Everyone keeps claiming its diet, which is true to an extent, but a skinny guy with abs is like a fat girl with big tits.

    its a muscle group so it needs worked out
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    Sep 29, 2013 12:11 PM GMT
    Try windmills
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    Sep 29, 2013 2:21 PM GMT
    I do 500 ab wheel ex, 500 crutches, 500 trunk twist while doing bicycle moments with my legs. I do this 3 x a week plus I don't eat anything with flour, sugar, rice or starchy veggies. I only eat meat, nuts, fruits, cheese and veggies . Diet is 70 % of making great abs. 30% exercise!
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    Sep 29, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    surfswim saidEveryone keeps claiming its diet, which is true to an extent, but a skinny guy with abs is like a fat girl with big tits.

    its a muscle group so it needs worked out


    Thank you I didn't want to say it! I know a diet is part of the recipe ... that's not what I asked in the original post.
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    Sep 29, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    I like to do a plank-mountain climbers-push ups ab workout to warm up.
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    Sep 29, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    I reccomend heavy squats and deadlifts
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    Sep 29, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    Briggs saidI reccomend heavy squats and deadlifts


    Me too. Do that, get your diet right (which is easier when you do that) and then throw in some ab exercises.
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    Sep 29, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    Try this.
    favourite of mine

    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Power/DBHighSwing.html
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    Sep 29, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
    I currently use a mat set of 8 ab exercises:

    1. Flat on your back, legs bent with feet on the floor...reach down with your right hand to touch your right ankle; the left hand to touch left ankle...that counts as one rep...do thirty.

    2. Bicycles with back flat on mat, touch right elbow to left knee (or as close to it as you can get), then touch left elbow to right knee...that counts as one rep...do thirty.

    3. Reach troughs; flat on your back, legs bent with feet on the floor, reach between your legs...it's a crunch, rather than a sit-up. Do thirty reps.

    4. Flat on your back, both legs in the air, forming a letter "L" with you body; lower your right leg toward the floor without touching the floor...at that position do a two count, then raise that leg back to the starting position, at the same time lowering the left leg toward the floor without touching the floor...at that position do a two count; that counts as one rep...do thirty. You can place your hands beneath your lower back for support, if you need it.

    5. Reach you knees; same as #3 except reach your hands to your knees instead of reaching between your legs. Do thirty.

    6. Same starting position as #4; pulse up your upper body with both hands extended to reach your toes...or as close to them as you can manage...do thirty.

    7. Same starting position as #1, 2 and 3; hands by your ears, crunch your face directly toward the ceiling...it's a very limited motion that you should feel in your upper abs/diaphragm. Do thirty.

    8. Double crunches. Body flat on the mat, hands extended over your head, also flat on the floor; legs straight out also flat on the floor. Simultaneously do crunches with your upper body as you bend your legs in toward your body, elbows toward knees. Do thirty.

    If you need breaks between each exercise, start with 15 second rests, decreasing the breaks until you can do the exercises continuously. If you master the entire group with thirty exercises, increase each exercise by ten reps.
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    Sep 29, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    I like doing these. This pretty much hits it all. Try bending your knees if it's too difficult to keep your legs straight.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCNkY_VE9lQ
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    Sep 29, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    Vegetarianism and Yoga icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 29, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    SurfjockSD saidI like doing these. This pretty much hits it all. Try bending your knees if it's too difficult to keep your legs straight.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCNkY_VE9lQ

    I have a great core, great strength - BUT - I'm still working on getting this routine down with my legs straight. icon_evil.gif
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    Sep 29, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    SurfjockSD saidI like doing these. This pretty much hits it all. Try bending your knees if it's too difficult to keep your legs straight.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCNkY_VE9lQ


    Wow definitely trying this!
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    Sep 29, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    Marichi_7 saidVegetarianism and Yoga icon_biggrin.gif


    -1
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    surfswim said
    Marichi_7 saidVegetarianism and Yoga icon_biggrin.gif


    -1


    hahahahaha

    A Yoga body is very different then a gym body. I don't have to target a specific area and think about calories and mixing up my routine to trick my muscles icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's a different mindset. Abs naturally pop up when you live a healthy lifestyle no matter what. No need to try too hard. And life is much more than a set of bricks on your stomach! icon_wink.gif
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Sep 29, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    Honestly, if you do all your other exercises correctly and with proper form (especially leg exercises) you don't need to bust your ass doing lots of ab exercises. Keeping proper form for most exercises entails keeping a tight core which tones the abs.

    As far as specific exercises go though, planks work for me. And ball crunches.
  • Montague

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    Sep 29, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    pelvic thrust. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 30, 2013 9:10 AM GMT
    Stair sprints will shred your abs.
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    Oct 01, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    Thanks all for the input
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    Oct 01, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
    Marichi_7 said
    surfswim said
    Marichi_7 saidVegetarianism and Yoga icon_biggrin.gif


    -1


    hahahahaha

    A Yoga body is very different then a gym body. I don't have to target a specific area and think about calories and mixing up my routine to trick my muscles icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's a different mindset. Abs naturally pop up when you live a healthy lifestyle no matter what. No need to try too hard. And life is much more than a set of bricks on your stomach! icon_wink.gif


    Sorry the -1 was more for the vegetarianism! Lots of respect for yoga-ism icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 02, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    1) Bicycle Crunch
    2) Captain chair
    3) vertical leg raise
    4) Planck
    5) Flutter Kicks
    6) lil salsa ( for obliques )


    I started this routine from Saturday & hopefully i'd sculpt in 5 weeks ,
    i eat proteins of all sort & no synthetic powders , soaked soybeans , boiled eggs , milk , chicken , roasted peanuts unsalted , amaranth seeds Daily + plus my regular old diet


    in this way i save money & EAT everything fresh instead the supplements of soy , whey , egg protein/s