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%
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.
Don't use your arms to pull the weight. Lock your arms and crunch with your stomach.
Stand up, face away from the weight stack, use enough weight and I guarantee you'll feel it in your abs.
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