Rob R Progress Pic! Bulking still for another month but getting there, Definition for summer hopefully once I start to cut! :)
Here we our going to add the best tips and advice to getting your abdominal muscles up to scratch! So if you have any great training tips and exercises throw them on here!
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Laura K replied to the topic Are high reps crunches and sit-ups counter-productive?
Hi i am quite small and have a hard pot belly and i think its because of the amount of sit ups i did when i was younger (obviously wrongly) is there anyway i can reverse this or have i permanently damaged myself?
Joanna G Look! I finally got them! have abs just the beautiful pictures (I tried to keep it as appropriate as possible)
Alan A New here, not sure if this has been addressed before. I'm well aware that as I age I must increase weight training and decrease caloric intake in order to maintain the same bulk as well as definition in my upper body.
Does this same increase in workload with age principle apply to abs or will the same workout continue to provide the same results since shear size/bulk is not the goal in the tummy? Obviously the calories must be cut unless additional energy is burned, but will I have to spend more time and intensity on the ab workouts as I age to maintain?
Bethany Megan W Was coaching the regional climbing academy yesterday and working through general movements. Towards the end we decided to try some fun exercises which also help with training in a more fun way. This was the other 2 coaches showing off their core skills. :D
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Art M I've done 6 sets total of hanging leg raises total (5 sets of 10 and 1 set of 14) while in a pull up position on a parallel pull up bar, along with one minute side planks, for about a week already and I'm seeing results already! Soon it'll be time to up the numbers!
Kimberly K answered the question How to get better lower abs and essentially stronger core?
I have found that a high proten diet helps reduce bloat in the ab area so as you are working out, remember to fuel your body with the right foods so when you build that defination, you can see it!
Personally, I would go with the 3 hard sessions in a week, rather than the implied lesser most days efforts. the body needs time to rest, adapt and grow so 3 sessions would work well. As others have said, doing other forms of cross training would...
It's better (and safer) to have rest days, even though you can still exercise every day (just not be too focused on the core). 1-3 hard sessions a week that you mentioned really do need some time for recovery. If you don't want that (and also aren...
My son is 16 5'8 amd 125 lbs. I agree the thinner you are the easier it is because of the lower body fat. My son is in track and cross country so a lot of cardio. His coach is a huge beliver in core strength so she h...
Roomi S encouraged this.
thank you everyone! now that i know it`s possible, i will make it my goal to get a six pack.
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Alexandra M I am taking the stomach vacuum challenge....any advice? This is a new movement for me....i think i got it, but not entirely sure?! :)
Meghan T answered the question How to get better lower abs and essentially stronger core?
For dance, I find that a strong core comes better from planking than crunches.
Your abs are there, they're just not showing. One thing I would note is not to go too extreme with any weight based training. Being the age you are, your body is still developing and heavy weight traning can cause...
Good nutrition and work will get you there, I don't think your age will stop you! Try planks - I find those great for my core. Maybe more than you are looking for, but I am currently doing the Insanity workout seri...