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Cdol 01-24-2009 05:58 PM

Best core excercises for size/shape
 
i just want to know what the best size and shape excercises are for your abs. I know between 15-20 abdominal exercises but i dont know which are best for size and shape.

southpaw447 01-24-2009 06:52 PM

I have relatively the same goal as you as far adding overall mass to my core

I workout my abs 6 days per week. I do maybe 3 or 4 of these exercises

Leg Raises
Weighted Rope Crunches
Abdominal Machine
V-Ups
Side Bends
Decline Sit Ups with Plates
Swiss Ball Crunches
Jacknives
Planks

I would use more weighted exercises for overall development. I try to keep a rep range around 12-15 or 12-20

Cdol 01-26-2009 06:36 AM

Ok, i can do most of those daily, just wont abs just wont get any bigger, stronger but not bigger. I know its function over looks but my core is resilient and in great shape, i want to get the looks as well.

TheNegation 01-26-2009 06:45 AM

Then lower your bodyfat. Having a ripped midsection has way more to do with that than doing a retarded amount of exercises to make your abs grow.

southpaw447 01-26-2009 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNegation (Post 788988)
Then lower your bodyfat. Having a ripped midsection has way more to do with that than doing a retarded amount of exercises to make your abs grow.

How is losing BF fat going to add size? Please enlighten me.

TheNegation 01-26-2009 01:33 PM

Did I say it would? I don't appear to have. I was replying to his part about wanting to "get the looks".

mickkelly12 01-26-2009 03:02 PM

what are planks they always come up in these threads?

enufced904 01-26-2009 04:47 PM

Check your nutrition. This is going to be the biggest factor if you really want nice abs. What do you mean when you say shape? Everybody's abs will look different. Also, do not overtrain your midsection... give at least a days rest between your ab workouts.

enufced904 01-26-2009 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNegation (Post 788988)
Then lower your bodyfat. Having a ripped midsection has way more to do with that than doing a retarded amount of exercises to make your abs grow.

Quote:

Originally Posted by southpaw447 (Post 789273)
How is losing BF fat going to add size? Please enlighten me.

TheNegation is right. You can add "size" but if you got body fat surrounding it then what's the point.

Cdol 01-26-2009 05:01 PM

Im at 7.2% bfat


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