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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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    Wannabebig Member Podium Kreatin's Avatar
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    emphasis on lower abs?

    anyone have good excercises for lower abs? i havne't had a six pack since my wrestling days in high school, and i started seriously working on abs and now, it starts to show up even at 12% bodyfat. however, i only see the top 4, and when i feel around, the lower ab muscles are much smaller! currently, i do weighted crunches on a decline bench, which seem to help the upper 4 abs, and im trying out leg raises on a bench (lying down) w/ weights to try to target the lower ab muscles. any good excercises recommended for targeting thne lower abs? i think my upper abs are alright for now.
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    The weighted bench leg raises are AWESOME and I do them too. For me ( probably because I swing my legs as far to me as they'll go ) they really give my hamstrings and lower back a good stretch. I say to keep doing them, they're perfect for it.
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    Diet.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    You don't work your lower abs when you do stuff like leg raises. That works your hip flexors (even though it feels like your lower abs). All your abs get worked together when you do abdominal work.

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    scroll down about 1/4 of the page
    http://www.ruggedmag.com/index.php?type=Article&i=8&a=5
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLUDEd
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    scroll down about 1/4 of the page
    http://www.ruggedmag.com/index.php?type=Article&i=8&a=5
    I like that article!

    re: abs and diet
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