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PowerLevel9000 private msg quote post Address this user
Trying to learn some new weighted ab exercises that you guys use. Feel free to post links to videos.
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I've come to realize that weighted ab movements are not nearly as important, functional, or beneficial as core stabilizing exercises like plank variations. Just some food for thought. -3X
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almighty_she private msg quote post Address this user
I feel like you can find a great number of them HERE. Just pick abs, filter what you'd like and enjoy They come with videos and what I find handy is that they are rated as well and they have a nice info.
One of my favs is cable crunch.
But @eknight has a point.

Also I don't know how informed you are about the whole thing, but if you want sexy abs (like super saiyan I suppose), weighted ab exercises won't do much without cardio [Sorry if you already know it, just trying to help if you're new]
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
Try this move Jim is doing at the very beginning of this vid. Killer on the obliques and core.

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nbd23 private msg quote post Address this user
i would else just add to @almighty_she and wannabemusclar is do a cicruit of ab excerises before resting minimally and concentrate on the contractions breathing is crucial.
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Originally Posted by eknight
I've come to realize that weighted ab movements are not nearly as important, functional, or beneficial as core stabilizing exercises like plank variations. Just some food for thought. -3X

I thought weighted ab exercises really bring your abs out....
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As usual, though, bodybuilding and training for "appearance sake" is not, in any way, functional. Trunk flexion with additional resistance is not only not going to hit your deeper trunk muscles (namely your transversus abdominus), but it adds crazy stress to your lumbar spine. -3X
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MMB private msg quote post Address this user
@eknight what would be your best core work to perform for strenght?
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Planks in all possible ways- regular, side, feet elevated, single arm, single leg, on a ball. If it's a plank, it's good to go. -3X
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I'm a big fan of integrative core stabilization movements. Especially those that involve stabilizing the core during lateral and or rotational movements. Paul chek has done a great deal of work in this area. Gray cook and Eric Cressey are other people doing similar work but with more clinically backed results. Specific exercises to look at include chop and lift variations as well as Turkish get ups and elbow to knee roll outs. A lot of traditional mat Pilates work is actually also good for core stability.
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SOLARSUPLEX private msg quote post Address this user
Now @eknight, what movement would you recommend for the other side of folks? Purely for aesthetics (the word fit, not trying to be a bro) with little to no emphasis on strength or functionality.
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@SOLARSUPLEX I'd go with this.
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@SOLARSUPLEX I wouldn't. -3X
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Trev182 private msg quote post Address this user
I wouldn't go extremely heavy on cable ab crunches if that's your chosen ab exercise, I did this and ended up giving myself a partial umbilical tear.

Planks all the way for me now!
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Hamer93 private msg quote post Address this user
For the mid section I do planks, wood choppers and decline bench sit ups. Occasionally roll outs. thoughts EK?
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Nothing wrong with that. Full sit-ups/crunches aren't necessary, just the first third to half of the movement. After that your hip flexors really end up dominating the motion. -3X
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@eknight any tips for good core stabilisation moves that aren't static in nature? I've found them really beneficial in addition to Beltless training but I really dislike doing plank after plank. I find it hard to motivate myself to do them as they fall at the end of each session.
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Move them to the beginning of your workout and begin utilizing a ball for some of your exercises. If you learn to activate your core by drawing it in, ball movements are great. Finally, google dead bugs and quadruped bird-dogs. -3X
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Decline sit-up to overhead plate press
Rope cable crunches
Lying bicycle crunches
V-Sits
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cardinal private msg quote post Address this user
@eknight Dead bugs seem legit. Look like a great way to activate the deep abdominal wall. Cheers mate!
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