Yeah, summer time, so time to add some extra ab workouts to the routine. Now I was having this debate with another guy in my gym yesterday about side twists with a bar. He kept claiming that those widen your waist, even if you don't stack any weight on, because you train the muscle and therefor it gets thicker. Which seemed pretty in my eyes. As then, any exercise you would do to get rid of your "love handles" would in fact make your waist even more wider? I mean doing crossed sit ups is just the same then.. Basically he's saying that you shouldn't do any oblique excerices..
I was wondering what some of your opinions are as I'm not really an expert on the ground of abs training, but as far as I can remember side twists don't hurt you..Also to get rid of love handles, besides a diet & cardio, should you focus on overal ab development or more on obliques?