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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?
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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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