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
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    Lower Ab Trouble

    Hi All, I'm new here to the forums. I've been working out intensely for a good 6 months now and I have seen great results. Anyways I don't like to bulk I prefer to just cut and i've been watching my calorie intake and everything. My one problem area for definition is the abs. I integrate Upper, Lower, and Obliques in with my weight training and they are starting to look great as long as I keep them flexed and tense, which I usually do.

    I was wondering if anyone here knew some exercises that would help build the lower abs muscles to hold themselves tight on thier own. Right now I do some leg lifts and reverse crunches to work out the lower abs, every now and then I'll do some incline situps. Thanks all.

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    For most of us, if you really want lower abs to appear as if they are popping out you gotta get super lean and hanging leg raises are prob one one of the best.

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    EDIT: I think i'm closer to 15% body fat or so. Maybe a little less. Sorry about the mispost.
    Last edited by itsFace5150; 06-13-2008 at 09:12 AM.

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    7%? Doubtful.
    23 y/o, 170 lbs

    Do you understand that the second you
    look in the mirror and you're happy with
    what you see, baby, you just
    lost the battle!

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    I dont imagine it is very healthy to maintain 7% BF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendthe Bar View Post
    For most of us, if you really want lower abs to appear as if they are popping out you gotta get super lean and hanging leg raises are prob one one of the best.
    no

    abs is one muscle, yes you must have low bodyfat to see abs but you cant target "sections" of abs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torrok View Post
    no

    abs is one muscle, yes you must have low bodyfat to see abs but you cant target "sections" of abs
    ditto.

    lower abs myth:
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Myths.html
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    (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny
    (")_(") to help him gain world domination.

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    I hold a dumbell between my feet lie on a flat bench and do weighted leg lifts but I either do that or just weighted decline sit ups. If you just hit them hard enough and diet right they'll show.
    Last edited by left hook; 06-14-2008 at 07:45 PM.
    January 07-164 pounds
    *Bulking*
    Deccember 07 - 225 pounds

    June 08 - 205
    *Currently Cutting*
    Goal-190

    November 08-238 pounds
    *Bulking till January 1st*

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    Well damn that link just blew my weighted leg raises out of the water << decline sit ups from now on I suppose.
    January 07-164 pounds
    *Bulking*
    Deccember 07 - 225 pounds

    June 08 - 205
    *Currently Cutting*
    Goal-190

    November 08-238 pounds
    *Bulking till January 1st*

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    yeah leg raises dont use abs to contract, only to stablize. they actually use different muscles
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    Bench: 200
    Deadlift: 360
    Clean: 235

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