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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    side abs

    i did side abs today for the 2nd time in my life, and i feel it more in the back side area and not direct in the sides, could i be doing this wrong?

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    Re: side abs

    Originally posted by ITHURTZ
    i did side abs today for the 2nd time in my life, and i feel it more in the back side area and not direct in the sides, could i be doing this wrong?

    What exact exercise did you do ? There are a few you can do, so it all depends on what you were doing and the exact motion.

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    where u hold a weight in one hand, and bend to the side, and come back up

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    Were you going down completely straight? Or were you going forwards or backwards a little? Even if you were completely straight it sounds like your “side abs” failed and your back muscles started to do the work.

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    Try doing crunches on a balance ball. They hit your obliques (side abs) and your rectus abdominus at the same time. So you don't have to waste time trying to target the sides.

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    Don't your obliques wrap around the back a little?
    "The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it." -John Ruskin 1819-1900

    "He who fights monsters should see to it that in the process, he does not
    become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into
    you." - Nietzche

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    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    i am not comfortable with the ball thing, like i said i just started doing abs this last week. i gotta get "into" it.

    im not sure if i was going striaght down to the side, since i cannot look at my side when i am doing it. i think maybe a little lean to the backside.

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    its my opinion that obliques should be trained with low weight high reps... feel free to flame me all you'd like
    I like standing twists to work this area...and with no weight it takes a while to get them going. High weight makes the twist awkward and I feel detracts from the movement as you get the contraction at the turning time...

    I do 200 per side when I'm going low in bf and find that I get fantastic results that way. Also, doing the eliptical machine on the hardest setting possible (where your forced to use your arms) also does a good job with these bad boys

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