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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Remember, which ever method you use to target the lower abs, just lifting the knees doesn't provide enough muscle stimulation. The action that has to be performed is much the same as a crunch, but the other way around (a reverse crunch action). The knees have to come up towards the mouth, as if you are trying to get your knees into your mouth. the hips and lower back have to come off the floor or bench, and remember to lower s-l-o-w-l-y
    Is it true or fair to say that the Reverse Crunch and Leg Raises when performed properly and regularly are two of the most effective abdominal fat reducing exercises? (in addition to the rest of course)

    I found a good trick to see if I have proper or good form is to record with my fone video and play it back to see
    set the fone a metre or so away on the floor get the angle right and hit record and do the exercise it helps evaluate if your back is straight legs are right height all the variations you need to assess
    this helped yesterday with the fitball Russian twist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soroe View Post
    Is it true or fair to say that the Reverse Crunch and Leg Raises when performed properly and regularly are two of the most effective abdominal fat reducing exercises?
    No, you can't spot reduce like that. You need to reduce fat generally.

    The only way to spot reduce is with targeted liposuction, but the body will redistribute the fat after a period of time so it's only a medium term fix.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EdHz View Post
    No, you can't spot reduce like that. You need to reduce fat generally.

    The only way to spot reduce is with targeted liposuction, but the body will redistribute the fat after a period of time so it's only a medium term fix.
    I mean as an overall tactic along with all other methods of fat reduction cardio exercise diet etc etc
    does it help to add this to the arsenal so to speak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soroe View Post
    I mean as an overall tactic along with all other methods of fat reduction cardio exercise diet etc etc
    does it help to add this to the arsenal so to speak?
    Well... Any more muscle you can build will help because it increases your metabolic capacity. You should choose movements that give you the most bang for your buck, like the heavy compound movements. As abdominal isolation movements, a leg raise isn't bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EdHz View Post
    Well... Any more muscle you can build will help because it increases your metabolic capacity. You should choose movements that give you the most bang for your buck, like the heavy compound movements. As abdominal isolation movements, a leg raise isn't bad.
    sorry to keep bugging you but I guess that is the point of a forum - building muscle whilst cutting is this harder?
    I have gained a lot of tone but I guess I need to wait until the cut is complete before I focus on the rebuild?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soroe View Post
    sorry to keep bugging you but I guess that is the point of a forum - building muscle whilst cutting is this harder?
    I have gained a lot of tone but I guess I need to wait until the cut is complete before I focus on the rebuild?
    I think you will find this article of some interest:

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/art...lemma-bulk-cut

    Ok, it is aimed at "skinny-fat" readers, but the broad principles still apply. When you decide you have cut enough is up to you.

    Yes, building muscle/strength whilst cutting is harder, but not IMO 100% impossible.

    If you go on a good, well planned bulk, there is no need for you to get fat. It's up to you what your goals are, and how well you plan your bulk.


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    reverse crunch = my fav ab excercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Remember, which ever method you use to target the lower abs, just lifting the knees doesn't provide enough muscle stimulation. The action that has to be performed is much the same as a crunch, but the other way around (a reverse crunch action). The knees have to come up towards the mouth, as if you are trying to get your knees into your mouth. the hips and lower back have to come off the floor or bench, and remember to lower s-l-o-w-l-y

    great post! i hate the fact i get too lazy when it comes to abs.I need a better motivation than just been lonely at the GYM

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    The technique you mention, as do the waist to keep glued to the floor. Since I my start up and then pain. Thank you

 

 

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