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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
    I have the same thing. Even after a full hour of stomach exercises with weights I cannot feel anything. Maybe we aren't sore cause we don't have those muscles (lol).
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    I'm following 5 days intermediate workout. It is almost now 2 weeks now. I've not yet done any exercise for abs. can you suggest me which days or how many time per week should I be doing the abs? Same suggestion is rewuired for running/cross trainer to lose the weight.

    thanks.

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    Default Weight Lifting for Beginners

    Very good site, excellent content, I will recommend to my group of readers in the university, I found very interesting article on the internet, including this ... I will leave an input ---->**Link Deleted** isn't hard but... Weight lifting for beginners program is but it is demanding, when you start a you need to have one thing straight, this is not going to be a walk on the park, this is nothing easy, nor these are vacation, in a weight lifting for beginners program you are going to be working hard, like never before, you are going to be putting a lot of effort into building up your body and that takes a lot of compromise from you, this is no easy task or something for anyone to do, this is not just a few lame exercises, this is the real deal, out of this weight lifting for beginners program you are going to be getting results, and you better give the best of yourself.
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    Very Helpful

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    You forgot about exercises such as:

    -Plank
    -Crunch
    -Sit-ups
    -Press ups
    -Reverse crunches

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pac_matt View Post
    has n e one theses ab exercises and had n e success
    yes - if you do them correctly they will leave you gutted
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    Default Ball crunches

    How do you feel about ball crunches, Doug?
    My abs burn pretty quick on those, and I tend to get a beefy little 2 pack where theres no fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michal View Post
    How do you feel about ball crunches, Doug?
    My abs burn pretty quick on those, and I tend to get a beefy little 2 pack where theres no fat

    Ball crunches are good, especially when holding a dumbbell

    Its quite funny watching people trying to perform knee raises on a ball though..lol
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    Doug, hello i was wondering if you could help me! i am 17 yrs old. and im trying to lose fat around my stomach and abs. i have football weightlifting and condition on Tuesday - Friday. so i really have only monday to work out on that! do you have more ab exercise i could do?? and some kind of diet that could help me lose it??

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    Really helpful thread....thanks doug again...rep+ bro...u r awesome...

    i am in the bulking phase...so does that mean even if i workout my abs wont show...coz of the extra calories...its okay ...i will wait till september when i am plannig to cut...
    and one more query....will doing weighted crunches hurt the lower back?? if yes ....do we have an alternative that gives the same results??
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    Really helpful thread....thanks again doug...rep+ bro...u r awesome...

    i am in the bulking phase...so does that mean even if i workout my abs wont show...coz of the extra calories...its okay ...i will wait till september when i am plannig to cut...
    and one more query....will doing weighted crunches hurt the lower back?? if yes ....do we have an alternative that gives the same results??
    ------No pain is as Big as the pain of Quitting-------

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    i do abs exercises every day is this good and give them one day rest

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    weighted or un weighted? persoanly i only do them 2 days a week but i woudl think over 3 days a week would be a bit on the overtraining side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevykevykelvin View Post
    i do abs exercises every day is this good and give them one day rest
    Two days are enough. You've got to allow them to rest on rest days.
    Last edited by aloren; 06-15-2009 at 09:44 AM.

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    What is a good subsitute for cable crunches for those of us who don't have access to said cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonethagreat52 View Post
    Doug, hello i was wondering if you could help me! i am 17 yrs old. and im trying to lose fat around my stomach and abs. i have football weightlifting and condition on Tuesday - Friday. so i really have only monday to work out on that! do you have more ab exercise i could do?? and some kind of diet that could help me lose it??
    lol if your trying to get stronger for football you dont want to loose thoes carbs your intaking.

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    Do resistance bands really help develop a toner look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizouse View Post
    Do resistance bands really help develop a toner look?
    Only to a certain point, if you want to build (tone) the abs you have to build up to the use of weighted abdominal exercises
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Only to a certain point, if you want to build (tone) the abs you have to build up to the use of weighted abdominal exercises
    How bout for the rest of the body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizouse View Post
    How bout for the rest of the body?
    for example if i were to use the bands on biceps,shoulders, back, etc.

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    For the last two months or so I've been doing sit ups on my bench, with feet tucked in place by the padded weight thing. I hold a 10 pound weight behind my head and do about 30-40 situps at a time. Normal situps on the floor hurt my back, crunches do as well. This is the only ab workout I've found that doesn't bother my back. Recently I've been holding on to my pullup bar and lifting a 8 pound dumbell with my feet up and down.

    My question though is whether or not this is a waste of time, or if my knee's being bent at a right angle isolate the abs. I've seen some pretty decent gains in my 6-pack since I started working my abs, so I'd like some calrity on this specific exercise I'm doing in contrast to situps on the floor.

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    I've been using this. I find the first two really useful but when I do the cable crunch I can't feel anything? When I increase the weight my knees want to come off the ground and when I use less weight it feels like nothing is happening.

    Meant to be like this? The first two cause me to burn.

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    Cable crunches can be difficult for beginners. What I have found with most people is that they don't know how to perform a regular crunch correctly. Try this: a regular crunch is not a movement where your chin should come toward your knees, but instead is a movement in which the chin should be raised toward the ceiling. Perfect the form of that, and then mimic that form when doing cable crunches. Your chin should be headed straight down toward the floor, and your abs should be used to consciously move your upper body as a whole. try not to let your hips, waist, or pelvis in general do the work. -EK
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    ribs to thighs and or thighs to ribs via crunchs and leg raises will always do the job..500-1000 reps a day will always work tho excess body fat can hide the results..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony1945 View Post
    ribs to thighs and or thighs to ribs via crunchs and leg raises will always do the job..500-1000 reps a day will always work tho excess body fat can hide the results..
    500-1000 reps will overtrain the abs and will stunt results. Diet/cardio is the only thing that will show the abs, weighted abdominal exercises with heavier weight "low" reps <15 are the only things that will build the abs
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