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|What are the best exercises worth doing for abs and obliques|
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|Squat,Deadlift,OHP,BB Row...If that's still not enough,then cable crunches.|
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|Abs: planks, ab roller, cable crunches
Obliques: palloff press, one arm db farmer walks, side planks, woodchops.
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|Roll outs, Leg raises, planks, weighted planks, Weighted Bracing - Done.|
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|A very underrated exercise for obliques, and I think the most beneficial would be Pallof Presses|
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Originally Posted by forgottenpass
Despite bodybuilding lore, those compound exercises do not adequately train the musculature of the abs and core. Direct flexion/extension/rotation exercises as well as plank-type movements are necessary. -3X
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|Don't know what they are called. But hold a weight in one hand and let it bend your torso sideways, then try to touch your heel with your other hand which forces you to rock back and forth. Keep the hips in one location so just the upper body is moving.|
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|If you value your back health, primarily stick to ab exercises where you don't flex your spine, i.e. isometric exercises like roll outs, ball pikes, stir the pot, planks etc.
The last thing you want to do is crunches and sit-ups, especially with a twist (rotation).
Why? Because according to Stuart Mcgills research, a crunch or sit-up generates at least 3,350 newtons (equivalent of 340 kg) of compressive force on the spine, and according to NIOSH anything above 3,300 newtons is unsafe.
And remember to keep your back neutral in isometric exercises, almost every time i'm at the gym i see someone doing an ab roll-out with a range of motion that they yet don't have the strength for, so when they're halfway down they end up hyperextending their lower back.
Same thing with ball pikes, but here they end up flexing it instead.
PS, my personal favorites are ball pikes and swiss ball roll outs, 3 sets of as many quality reps as possible (starting with pikes) two times a week.
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