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Thread: Ab Rope Pulldowns

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    Senior Member yankeekd25's Avatar
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    Ab Rope Pulldowns

    Is this a good exercise for your abs? I've been trying to do these and I don't feel much in my abs... Is this because I am not doing them right or because it's not really and effective exercise for your midsection?
    Age: 19 Height: 5'11'', Weight: 185 BF: ~14-16%

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    Ex-Manwhore KingWilder's Avatar
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    I know people that do them, but they've never really appealed to me

    I just grab a 45lb plate and hop onto a decline bench and do like 3 sets of 8-12 situps and that's about it
    5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf

    Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
    Snatch:145 C&J: 205
    Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
    Max Pull-Ups: 44

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    I do them for a change of pace and find them quite effective. You really have to concentrate as your stomach.

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    cakin Cirino83's Avatar
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    Don't use your arms to pull the weight. Lock your arms and crunch with your stomach.

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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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    Stand up, face away from the weight stack, use enough weight and I guarantee you'll feel it in your abs.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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