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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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    Senior Member noahfor123's Avatar
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    lower abs

    in my strength training class in school the girls are always asking the instructor for ways to work the lower abs, and he always shows them some technique. is it actually possible to work the "lower abs", or is it all just one muscle like the pec?

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    if they want lower abs to show up they should just lose some bodyfat.

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    Yeah like accipter said, loss of BF = abs. That's the last part of the stomache the fat wants to leave but eventually it will. I'm not totally sure but I think the abs are all one muscle like the pec, yet can be isolated to some degree. I think whenever the legs are incorporated into the exercise it helps with the lower abs, I.E. crunches with your legs up, bicycles, hanging leg tucks, leg lifts.
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    There are 4 major sets of muscles in the abs: The Rectus Abdominis, Internal Obliques, External Obliques and finally the Transverse Abdominis.

    I believe the Rectus Abdominis is what most people refer to as the Abs and they stretch from the bottom to the top so cannot be worked as "lower" versus "upper" abs. Interenal and External Obliques are the sides and the Transverse I think is on the sides too. There is another muscle at the very bottom of the stomach called the Pyramidalis but I doubt that you could really work that much except maybe in bed

    But my massive 1 pack might preclude me from this conversation.
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

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    Working the transversus abdominis will work your "lower abs."
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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