The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member knicksfan20's Avatar
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    What is the best way to train your abs? (I did search)

    Ok...well i did a search for abs...and for the top 10 topics..i really didnt get what i was looking for.

    anyways...i would love a relitivley skinny now in my stomach (i am 6'1 165)

    Anyways..i heard that Crunches are basically a waste of my time....What is the best way to train soley on my abs?

    also...what other Popular workouts also work abs? Ex. as if Bench Press worked your abs...or Curls or somthing (thats just an example im not saying they are)

    thanks for your guys help

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  3. #2
    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
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    Weighted situps, hanging leg raises with weight, weighted planks, basically anything you can do with weight.

    As for compound movements that involve the abs; squats and deadlifts and any freeweight variations thereof.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

  4. #3
    Wannabebig Member knicksfan20's Avatar
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    Thanks for the quick response

    but as you can tell i am a rookie when it comes ot lifting...could you please briefly explain what Hanging leg raises/weighted planks are?

    Edit: i will google what those are...thanks again
    Last edited by knicksfan20; 06-02-2008 at 10:20 PM.

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    Wannabebig Member knicksfan20's Avatar
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    Also...what should i do with sets and stuff and reps?

    For weighted situps....should i do like....8-12 reps...and 3-4 sets?

    Im thinking maybe 25 lbs is a good weight to start off with with situps?

    maybe doing that excersise 2-3 days a week?

  6. #5
    trying to put on mass!
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    Listen, If you want those 6-pack abs you are going to have to lower your body fat %. No setup or crunch exercise is going to make those abs noticeable without a proper diet and cardio. Again, you must lower your body fat %. Ab exercises aid in making your abdominal section stronger. Weighted crunches are a great exercise but if you have a layer of fat over your stomach your belly will only get bigger. If you really want those 6-pack abs I would suggest cleaning up your diet and really hitting the cardio...also 25lbs for a rookie mite be a bit suggest maybe starting out with 10lbs or even 15. I hope this helps man

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    determined Cherrywaves's Avatar
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    decline weighted situps, hanging leg raises, dragonflags works for me. Most of all check your diet.
    still doing 5x5

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    Banned must_eat's Avatar
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    the best way is to get a heavy weight and put it on your stomach and do situps with the heavy weigth on your chest. If you want harden your six pack like the boxers do, you get heavy weight and drop it on your six pack.

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    Bodybuilding Mythbuster
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    Quote Originally Posted by must_eat View Post
    . If you want harden your six pack like the boxers do, you get heavy weight and drop it on your six pack.

    NO. Do NOT do this. If you don't know what you are doing it is potentially dangerous. Nor is it needed.

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