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TJM
07-22-2008, 03:10 PM
my front squat post got me thinking about ab work for deadlifts. I don't train abs at all except from what I get from deads and squats. what are some other things I can do to increase their strength?

Lones Green
07-22-2008, 03:15 PM
-beltless deads and squats
-heavy side bends
-decline situps with weight on the chest, or behind the head
-standing abs with a band...choke a band on the top of a power rack, put your head through it and do a crunch type motion
-GHR sit-ups
-cable abs and woodchops all with cable

there are a million different things you can do, but those are the ones i use most.

thewicked
07-22-2008, 09:29 PM
i do alot of beltless work for that reason..to get my core used to supporting heavier stuff...seems to be workin so far.

3whitelights
07-23-2008, 07:46 AM
Outside of event training (yoke walks are the ****) the only real ab variations I like are standing and heavy, just like my deadlifts. I like side bends and standing cable crunches as my main staples.

texron
07-23-2008, 10:17 AM
Outside of event training (yoke walks are the ****) the only real ab variations I like are standing and heavy, just like my deadlifts. I like side bends and standing cable crunches as my main staples.

When doing standing cable crunches, whats a good rep count? I do heavy and around 8-10 reps. more? less?
thanks

Ben Moore
07-23-2008, 10:30 AM
When doing standing cable crunches, whats a good rep count? I do heavy and around 8-10 reps. more? less?
thanks

10-15 is my pick. You do realize they're not really crunches though right?

http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/default.asp?qid=63081&tid=109

texron
07-23-2008, 10:46 AM
10-15 is my pick. You do realize they're not really crunches though right?

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yessir, what I do is stand with my back to the lat pull, hook those ab slings to the top pully, put my arms in, and bend. LOTS OF FUN.

Tennessee Mike
07-23-2008, 10:47 AM
I only train abs 1-2 times a week,but I hit em hard.They are vital for Squat/deadlift.

texron
07-23-2008, 10:47 AM
OOPS, missed the link, yep, thats what I do.

texron
07-23-2008, 10:49 AM
I only train abs 1-2 times a week,but I hit em hard.They are vital for Squat/deadlift.


Thats about my ferequency also, unless I'm feeling frisky, which isn't often :-)

Guido
07-23-2008, 01:38 PM
I do all oly lifts without a belt. I don't put on a belt for the powerlifts until I get over 315 on squats or 405 on deads. Do heavy overhead squats and you WILL feel it in your abs.

SGT ROCK
07-23-2008, 06:01 PM
Staning weighted abs, 3 sets 12 reps, weighted incline situps 3x12 reps, leg ups, legs straight, 3x15 reps.

Semper Fi

Twirl
07-23-2008, 08:22 PM
I do all oly lifts without a belt. I don't put on a belt for the powerlifts until I get over 315 on squats or 405 on deads. Do heavy overhead squats and you WILL feel it in your abs.

add Standing OH BB press with these and you're golden, planks are good too i've found.