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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Ab Wheel

    Has anyone used the ab wheel and gotten results? And I know that visible abs are a result of low bodyfat. I am more interested in the development of the abs themselves (whether stronger, larger, more defined, etc.) with the ab wheel, not discussing how the body works or how diet is what makes the abs show. I have seen people use it and I am particularly interested in it because of its:

    1. Wide range of motion
    2. Physics behind why it works
    3. Portability
    4. Inexpensiveness
    5. Something different

    Thanks.

    P.S. Yes I searched and there are no thread titles with 'ab wheel' in them.
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    I've tried one once and it hurt like hell. I'd say that it does work your abs pretty well.

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    I suppose you could use it in conjunction with other forms of ab work. I wouldn't make it the base of your work however...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    I've tried one once and it hurt like hell. I'd say that it does work your abs pretty well.
    Nice. I ordered one last night and hope to get it in a few days. It seems legit based on the principles used.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    I suppose you could use it in conjunction with other forms of ab work. I wouldn't make it the base of your work however...
    Well I use abs for squats and deadlifts a lot. I just want to try something different other than weighted crunches and that gives me more range of motion for the abs area.
    From 155 lbs to 200 lbs (PICS/VIDS INCLUDED)

    Height: 6'0"; BW: 202lbs; Age: 24; BF: ~11%
    155lbs [07-01-06] 176lbs [09-14-06] 179lbs [09-21-06] 182lbs [10-02-06] 184lbs [10-18-06] 186lbs [10-23-06] 187lbs [11-08-06] 189lbs [11-19-06] 190lbs [11-21-06] 191lbs [12-21-06] 194lbs [12-31-06]

    Bench: 250lbs; Squat: 350lbs lbs; Deadlift: 430 lbs

    Military: 111lbsx8; Dips: BWx30; Pullups: BWx10; WChestP: 360lbsx7; 45LegP: 470lbsx20; C Raise: 360lbs; BB Curl: 105lbsx3; Lat Pull: 195lbsx5

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    I'd recommend it. My gym just got one and I plan on using it my next ab workout day!

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    Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I was thinking about purchasing an ab wheel of Amazon since they're so cheap. I used my friend's before and it really did create quite a burn in my abs. But my question is, do they create noticeable abs if you have low body fat?

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    They do a number on your lower back, but yeah, they do "burn". Weighted crunches and reverse crunches FTW!
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    They hit the abs but as Keith said they really get the lower back involved too. It's basically reps of planks.
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    I've heard a lot of good things. Make sure you find a way that allows you to do them. Just because you can't do 1 full rep from your feet/toes doesn't mean you should quit! Once you have it down from your knees, roll from a standing position up to a wall to limit the range of motion. Then slowly work your way away from the wall (over the course of weeks, not sets).

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    alot of mixed martial artists use that wheel. and its hard too!
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