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    Ab and Core Techniques

    Hey guys,

    There are way too many spoofs and ridiculous products (which i have never considered using) in which promise 6 pack abs. I realize lowering body fat and so the muscle shows and such is a huge factor; but wanted to see your opinions on your techniques and things you found were successful on the way to shaping up those f***in' stubborn lower ab quadrants. As of right now my goal to is find a great exercise which can single out and put a good strain on my lower abs, thus completing the 6, not a half-a** 4

    Anything helps, thanks guys!
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    Reverse crunches. Weighted reverse crunches.

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    I've never done much more than roman chair situps and hanging leg raises (legit ones--toes to the bar).

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    weighted decline situps and twisting version, front squats, deadlifts, standing OH press, clean and jerk, snatch, t bar rows or BO rows... mostly any major compound. flex your core during the movements. and decrease bf% is the only real way to show more abs

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    Thanks for all your tips. i still have to hit the gym tonight not so sure if im gonna be squatting and such this late, but for sure will give the weighted decline crunch a try.
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'1
    Weight: 225
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    Squat:500
    Deadlift:550
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWick View Post
    Thanks for all your tips. i still have to hit the gym tonight not so sure if im gonna be squatting and such this late, but for sure will give the weighted decline crunch a try.
    i like to throw in farmer's walk after legs. either 1 arm or both arms with weight. the one arms can be brutal. i have to go slow because my legs are fried but my grip is good at the start.

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    Front squats seem to get my abs really good. Have to keep your posture really good and abs tight or the bar just flops right off your shoulders.
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    Has anyone had any good results come out of the swiss ball hover and the swiss ball crunch technique? They look like they would do a great job of isolating the lower abdominal region.
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    they do a great job at their entailed intention
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    i dont know if anybody posted this but its like the bench raises except for you use a db in your legs, but make sure you control it allll the way down and up - control is key

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    yeah, no one had mentioned the db technique yet. sounds like it could be very effective, thanx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abefroman35 View Post
    but make sure you control it allll the way down and up - control is key
    As it is with every lift!
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    Front squats (obviously with good posture) as others have stated, declined weighted situps/crunch, and planks...start having some one add weight once the planks are easy

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