Exercises For The Abs

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  1. MPS

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    im looking for some help on different types of exercises to work on getting abs. after doing only sit ups for a long time im looking for other ways.Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks
     
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    im too lazy to find and link the study, but the bicycle was found to be perhaps the most effective for targeting all ab areas in one excercise (other excercises are better for targeting specifc areas, such as leg lifts for lower abs)
     
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  7. MPS

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    +1.

    Just an FYI to Mr. OP, you won't "see your abs" unless your bodyfat is low enough.
     
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  10. The Howl

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    Abs are made in the kitchen.

    You want core exercises such as dead lifts.
     
  11. enright3060

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    Squat more.
     
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    +1 on overhead squats
    hanging leg raises feet to face.

    and yes you wont see abs til there is less fat.
     
  13. mschatz

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    abs are 90% diet.

    When I do work abs, I like to preform bycicles or flutter kicks very very slow.
     
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    every1 has abs. but alot of people have fat over them. get that diet clean.

    o and turkish get ups are and windmills.
     
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    Dragon Flags FTW! and v-situps.

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    ^^Do those things hurt your back? they look like they might.
     
  18. cmburns

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    wtf are these people saying abs are made in the kitchen for? do eggs and bacon make your abs strong!? wtf
     
  19. Ian Coe

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    ^^^^

    you are a idiot

    They mean if you want abs to show through, you need to cut down on the fat which is from the things you eat. Exercise is of less importance then food when lower bf, especially around the waist.

    I love dragon flags


    I find ab roll outs hurt my back more
    The thing that is a pain in the arse with dragon flags is trying to anchor your upper body. I usually have to have something above me to push against
     
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    I tried them this morning and loved them. You get a good burn that lacks in some other core exercises. At first, my sternum area felt really tight. But you're right, you really have to make sure you have a good grip going.

    Otherwise, great exercise, thanks for the advice.
     

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