Getting abs

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    Sep 30, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    This might be a stupid question but how can i build up my abs?
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    Sep 30, 2009 4:18 PM GMT
    crunches
    hanging knee raises
    roman chair
    etc

    more important change how you eat: abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym
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    Sep 30, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    Abs are made in the gym and revealed in the kitchen.

    Try planks too.
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    Sep 30, 2009 4:48 PM GMT
    wagen22302 saidAbs are made in the gym and revealed in the kitchen.



    Great quote...and so true.

    You can do all the ab work on the planet everyday but unless your diet is right you'll have a little layer of fat hiding them.

    Hanging leg raises and flutter kicks are some of the best I have found, as well as good old fashioned sit-ups on an incline bench.

    Here's a link to a good video for flutter kicks which isolate the lower abs really well.

    http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-do-the-flutter-kick-exercise-251328/
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    Sep 30, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    okay what are all those thing? I never heard ofthemexcept for crunches...
  • victor8

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    Sep 30, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    everybody has abs...it's mostly reducing body fat...
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    Sep 30, 2009 5:21 PM GMT
    First time I heard of planks was from wiifit. Now it seems that everyone has been running home and doing planks in secret for years!
  • EricLA

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    Sep 30, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    One part of it is a focus on diet (burning more calories than you're taking in). And as for the exercises suggested above, you need to focus on your core as a whole -- the abs as well as the lower back. You need to focus on form. I recently injured my sacroiliac joint (where your pelvis and spine come together). I've been doing reading since, and realize this area is really susceptible to injury. Do some reading. My understanding is planks are a far safer workout for the abs, but remember that you should also work out the opposite muscle groups, as well.
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    Sep 30, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    wagen22302 saidAbs are made in the gym and revealed in the kitchen.

    Try planks too.



    Planks are the shit. I must say, having been a gymnast/diver... core strength is the key to everything.

    You don't even have to do a full day or ab blasting...

    I do like 4-5 minutes every day, every time i work out at the end. Crunches (front and side), hollow holds, and bicycles are my favorites.

    And yes, your lower back is another place people tend to neglect, and its what holds everything else erect and lets you do everything!

    Supermans, I do a superset: Just upperbody, then just lower body, then both, then opposites (right leg, left arm..... left leg right arm)

    then I hold it in a superman hold (arms straight out).... sometimes 30sec-1min... sometimes till failure, depends on how im feeling



    And yes, visible abs are a product of eating clean and at the right times.

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    Sep 30, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    is there any site where i can see the things you guys suggest me? like pictures?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 30, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    Haloo1212 saidis there any site where i can see the things you guys suggest me? like pictures?



    This site has great workout videos for the abs, but also if you do a search on YouTube you can also find many good and helpful tips on any of the above. Go here for help on this site:


    http://www.realjock.com/contentsearch?searchtext=abs
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    Oct 01, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    and like how long how many times a week?
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    Oct 04, 2009 4:00 AM GMT
    wagen22302 saidAbs are made in the gym and revealed in the kitchen.

    Try planks too.


    So true. You can have the best abs. but if no one can see them, you need to change your diet.
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    Oct 04, 2009 4:05 AM GMT
    Swimming is one of the best ab workouts. Just take a look at all the great swimmers and the great abs they have.