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    Default Ab issues, needs help!

    For some reason (scoliosis? My back is curved weird, and it wont be flat) I can't crunch or sit up whatsoever I try I can't get up properly, so my abs arent what I want them to be, and I'm starting to get a little pudge on my lower abs plus I'm starting to get neck and back pain trying) I really need to find some non-crunch exercises to keep my six pack intact and not kill my back and neck :/ please help!
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    As far as exercises...have you tried cable crunches?

    As far as that pudge...a six pack comes from diet. You don't even necessarily need to do any abs exercises.
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    where and how does your back curve? as in, is the curve in the middle, top, or lower. does it curve left to right, to the front, or to the back.
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    one tip, when you perform crunches always your lumbar spine should be on the floor, never in the air, only your toracic spine should be up to crunch
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    I'd recommend you try anti-movement in your core training. After all, the core musculature should stabilize the lumbar spine, rather than mobilize it.

    If you do a google search for "21st century core training site:www.t-nation.com", you'll find a great article. I can't link it since I'm on my phone.

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    Not sure if this can be helpful to you, but as Steve said abs are mostly made by diet and achieving a low body fat percentage. As I recall you are trying to put on some muscle so I wouldn't fret.
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    My spine is curved more in the middle (lumbar) and even when it's down in crunch position, my shoulder blades and upper spine won't go up to a standard crunch :/ not even a sit up :/

    @Graeme: I think you are correct, but it's a tad pudgy from the new diet. I guess I should focus on cardio for abs to keep that area skim
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    Here's a couple exercises you could try. See if these help:

    http://www.graspr.com/videos/Persona...ussian-twist-1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZm90oZVxE4

    the videos are kind of crummy but they'll give you the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IgikoPop View Post
    My spine is curved more in the middle (lumbar) and even when it's down in crunch position, my shoulder blades and upper spine won't go up to a standard crunch :/ not even a sit up :/
    Im just wondering because many people confuse kyphosis with scoliosis. scholiosis is when your spine rounds left or right (side to side), kyphosis is when is rounds back and out

    I ask because in your avatar you are kinda slouched over. Now maybe its just bad posture. If you stand up straight and still have a rounded back (think hunchback i guess) its kyphosis.

    Either way, if you can see a doctor you should. Catching things like this young can mean you can usualy prevent it from getting worst, or correct it without surgery. Really depends on the cause though.
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    That photo is bad posture I may have this checked out but for now I'm going to need to find better workouts
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    You might have lordois which I most likely incorrectly spelt. Your back curves forward or backward? Lordois is oppsoite of sclosis maybe use the adonimoal machine

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    It's curved a little more foreward so my back wont stay flat no matter how hard I try
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    Quote Originally Posted by IgikoPop View Post
    For some reason (scoliosis? My back is curved weird, and it wont be flat) I can't crunch or sit up whatsoever I try I can't get up properly, so my abs arent what I want them to be, and I'm starting to get a little pudge on my lower abs plus I'm starting to get neck and back pain trying) I really need to find some non-crunch exercises to keep my six pack intact and not kill my back and neck :/ please help!
    Have you had this condition? looked at by a Doctor, there are braces that can be worn all the time that can be used for some of these types of conditions
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    Thanks for information and sharing for this video, But I think it is not enough I need some more videos and really want to reduce belly weight.
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    The only way to really lose belly fat is to cardio five days a weeks for 30 min - 1 hour. These are more strength moves to get the muscles worked
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