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    I'm gonna start doing these every Monday and Thursday starting next week, 3 sets of each. And when doing ab exercises should I still wait 60-90 seconds or would it be ok to have less rest like 30 seconds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AjRMS8600 View Post
    I'm gonna start doing these every Monday and Thursday starting next week, 3 sets of each. And when doing ab exercises should I still wait 60-90 seconds or would it be ok to have less rest like 30 seconds?
    For normal abdominal training you can use 20-30 seconds between sets, unless you are using heavy weights to create muscle depth between the abs, then you would use longer rest times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    For normal abdominal training you can use 20-30 seconds between sets, unless you are using heavy weights to create muscle depth between the abs, then you would use longer rest times.
    I'm not gonna use weight, except for the cable crunches, so I'll just rest for 30sec. Thanks for the reply

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    Btw the "Cable Crunches" depicted in the original post, is it this?:




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    Hi,
    Are there any ab exercises that do not put too much strain on the lower back?
    I have had a lower back problem and now when performing crunches and leg raises I always end up with pains in the lower back, which take forever to dissapear. Could this indicate incorrect form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugeowhopwr View Post
    Btw the "Cable Crunches" depicted in the original post, is it this?:
    No, go back to post No 19 and you will see a link to cable curls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    No, go back to post No 19 and you will see a link to cable curls...
    But then the obliques are synergists. Does that give enough work-load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugeowhopwr View Post
    But then the obliques are synergists. Does that give enough work-load?
    In the link Doug posted he is going straight down, if you crunch down to each knee it will work the
    obliques

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    (3) Cable crunches

    The third movement will work your oblique muscles, which are on the sides of your body. Side-to-side rope crunches are great because the weight can be adjusted to each individual's strength level. Use a tricep pushdown cable and comfortably kneel facing the machine with both cables in your hands.

    The cables should now be on each side of you above your head. Alternatively crunch down the weight to each knee. The contraction should be controlled and performed slowly to maintain good form and maximise the work on the obliques.

    Perform 3-4 sets on each, 10-20 reps to start with..
    Last edited by AjRMS8600; 11-22-2007 at 11:13 AM.

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    Aha i see, side to side cable crunches. Will give it a try.

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    hi would you be able to tell me a good obliques exercise the i can do without the use of gym equipment exept bench, dumbells, barbell?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.1 View Post
    hi would you be able to tell me a good obliques exercise the i can do without the use of gym equipment exept bench, dumbells, barbell?
    thanks
    You could do regular crunches but instead of going straight forward, crunch to each knee. Similar to the cable crunches

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssslayer View Post
    Good one, but I am really surprised at the number ppl at gym who cannot feel which muscle they are exercising while working out.

    Whenver anyone pimps straight knee situps/leg raise - I ask them, "so you really feel your abs contracting when you perform it?", and guess what - most of the ppl are clueless as to what I am talking about.

    BTW I do one variation of the crunch - keeping the legs up, supported on a wall. This is how you will look:
    o_/| ( | is wall )
    And then crunch.

    Dunno what those are actually called.
    Yes I can feel my abs burning while doing crunches but I also feel burning in my lower back.

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    this is my ab program

    20 sit ups
    then 25 hand to knee touches
    i do 3 sets of them no rest

    then i do 30 knee to chest raises
    then ly on my shoulders doing bike kicks for 30 seconds
    i do 3 sets of them no rest

    is this good i am so tired afterwards and sweet like a ***** so i think it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pac_matt View Post
    this is my ab program

    20 sit ups
    then 25 hand to knee touches
    i do 3 sets of them no rest

    then i do 30 knee to chest raises
    then ly on my shoulders doing bike kicks for 30 seconds
    i do 3 sets of them no rest

    is this good i am so tired afterwards and sweet like a ***** so i think it works
    Sit ups, go back to page 1 of this thread to the first post....
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    sit ups r awesoem

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    Yes true said The sit up is not really an abdominal exercise...!! Thanks for sharing the tips. These tips are helpful. On my six pack abs journey, there were a lot of bumps. But I got over them, and on the way I found a lot of tricks that made it a hell of a lot easier. The concept is simple, but putting it into action is not. It will take dedication, willpower, patience and time to get a six pack but in the end, the effort is well worth it. Remember, abs are made mostly in the kitchen!
    You can have the most toned and defined abs but they won't show through if there's a layer of fat over them. Stretching after your workouts for flexibility and relaxation. Warm ups before each workout, cool-downs after and plenty of water in between. That's what I did.
    Last edited by Doug; 12-12-2007 at 08:27 AM. Reason: Link Removed
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    what exercises did u do i dont do the sit up things were u put ur legs on the bench i cant get it up

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    has n e one theses ab exercises and had n e success

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    Nice post, but it could use some images

    isn't Crunches better on a exercise ball, instead of on a bench??
    a trainer told me that it was better/faster and safer
    Last edited by Konerboy; 02-21-2008 at 05:13 AM.

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    i cant fill my abs burning or sore?
    i don't know why!

    my workout is
    4 floor crunches 20,15,12,10
    3 lying floor knee raise 15,12,10
    3 twist crunches or Reach And Catch or abdominal air bike 10 reps
    2 plank

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie29 View Post
    i cant fill my abs burning or sore?
    i don't know why!

    my workout is
    4 floor crunches 20,15,12,10
    3 lying floor knee raise 15,12,10
    3 twist crunches or Reach And Catch or abdominal air bike 10 reps
    2 plank

    use weighted exercsies and stay in the 8-12 rep range
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoSuave32 View Post
    use weighted exercsies and stay in the 8-12 rep range
    maybe i am going to try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie29 View Post
    maybe i am going to try it!
    what are you waiting for???????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevostine View Post
    what are you waiting for???????????
    because i don't want to train with weights or machines!

 

 

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