Entropy, I was looking to get your opinion on something man. Even through my chub my abdominal wall feels hard, and you can see the middle seperation from my belly button up (hey, when you're 310, that ain't bad). Now the real question is this: I seem to have tremendous static ab strength. Take something like a weighted abwheel plank, I could do that all day. I'm also known at my gym for having the tightest core out of all the raw lifters. But I blow ass at weighed sit-ups and the like. Should I start taking other ab work more seriously? I always think so then flashback on guys like Coan never doing ab work, my coach doesn't do abwork (and she's been competing in PL for longer than I've been breathing oxygen, without serious injury). But I want your opinion on the A. The safety of my ab strength in regards to a hernia and B. the possible utility of ab work for my powerlifts (particularly the deadlift, where I've heard they can actually be a limiting factor).