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 sixpack..im 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
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.
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)
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.
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?
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 heavy...id suggest maybe starting out with 10lbs or even 15. I hope this helps man
decline weighted situps, hanging leg raises, dragonflags works for me. Most of all check your diet.
still doing 5x5
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.