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Bared Joe



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PostSubject: Abdominal help ( Newbie )   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:00 am

Quick few questions;

When doing planks, leg raises and so forth how long should I be holding the positions, eg if im doing planks do I just hold it until i give way?

And how do you guys know when you have worked your abs lats ect enough, when im doing sit ups, well any ab workouts its a very odd pain, very different to any other muscle group workout.

Cheers guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Abdominal help ( Newbie )   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:07 am

do it until it hurts enough. planks around 30-60 secs would do the trick. 2-3 sets. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Abdominal help ( Newbie )   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:11 am

Well, it depends on the way you train. You can do sets of 10 leg raises, for example, with 1 minute rest between them, the same for planks but with time. But if you prefer you can do supersets ( i prefer them Very Happy ) like 10 leg raises 10 L-sit kicks and max L-sit or if you can't do it you can do max plank. You can check LBM's video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm5_POuUypE for some ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Abdominal help ( Newbie )   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:20 am

Very helpful Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Abdominal help ( Newbie )   Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:36 pm

Generally if you feel the burn in your abs while doing the exercises, and the next day it gets sore, then you know you're on the right track
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PostSubject: Re: Abdominal help ( Newbie )   Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:07 pm


Hi guys Very Happy

Soreness doesn't equal progress. You don't always need to feel a burning sensation "hurt" to know you've gotten stronger or better. It might just mean you've damaged muscle tissue and your feeling the trauma or inflamation inflicted. Which may interfere with progress.

Write down how long or how many reps you've completed (journal) and keep trying to do more reps or harder moves. If you can do more reps and you don't feel sore, isn't that a good thing? It means less downtime (repair) and more progress.

I'm just sayin

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PostSubject: Re: Abdominal help ( Newbie )   Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:09 am

I agree with zeMrCEO, attacking the abs with 30-60 second sets of planks to help with your progress. Two to three sets of these should suffice. Also, look at into super setting them with an oblique plank. This continues to activate the muscle tissues.

Bewared, however, It'll seem like time will drip slowly along when your in the middle of the third set.
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PostSubject: Re: Abdominal help ( Newbie )   Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:48 am

like someone else mentioned - check out LBM's ab superset video.

instead of doing 1 ab exercise over and over, do multiple exercises in 1 big set, so you're working all areas with little rest.
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