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?
-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
-cable abs and woodchops all with cable
there are a million different things you can do, but those are the ones i use most.
23 years old
6'3, 308 lbs
i do alot of beltless work for that reason..to get my core used to supporting heavier stuff...seems to be workin so far.
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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.
I only train abs 1-2 times a week,but I hit em hard.They are vital for Squat/deadlift.
OOPS, missed the link, yep, thats what I do.
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.
Staning weighted abs, 3 sets 12 reps, weighted incline situps 3x12 reps, leg ups, legs straight, 3x15 reps.
|A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
Stats: Start | Current | Goal
Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
(all 3 x 5 reps)