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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    Strengthen abs, lower back without adding size?

    Just like the topic says. What should I do rep and set wise?

    Thanks,
    Jerry

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    abs - just do whatever you'd normally do... if you don't apply progressive resistance (adding weight to your ab work) they will get worked without getting a lot bigger. But I think that's silly... if you want to keep a small midsection, get a grip on your diet.

    low back - do deadlifts

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    someone told me just the other day that to flatten your stomach when you do sit ups, suck your belly in because it works the deeper muscles
    im not sure whether it works or not tho,

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    well, I wouldn't do traditional situps for abs anyway...

    the best thing is probably gravity boots; failing that, weighted decline crunches plus some low-ab work (roman chair/etc) is not bad.

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    I don't think there is any number one ab exercise. Some offer a bit more isolation from the hip flexors, but I think it's virtually impossible to completely isolate the abdominals. I would just go for an exercise you can add resistance to, such as pull down abs on a cable machine.
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