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Old 02-03-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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Abdominal strength program

I want to tone my mid section more so then it is now*

Does anyone have a good routine they have found or created themselves to do this? Something that can easily be done at home? I want to incorporate this in with my crossfit work.

Like Monday do a couple ab exercises in the morning and then Tuesday do a few other ones etc....


*I know diet is a big part of this


Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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*I know diet is a big part of this

and Cardio, ...got to say you are brave to post the word tone, let alone discus abs....
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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Re: Abdominal strength program

Adding another 50lbs to your squat, deadlift, and OHS will do wonders for your ab strength.

The other part is diet. Actually that's the main part. Your abs can be strong but if they're covered with an inch of fat you're not going to see them.

Throw in some GHD situps or toes to bar occasionally, but there's no need to overdo it.

Or you could also do this (WFS except for one cuss word in the last 2 seconds)

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Old 02-03-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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Re: Abdominal strength program

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Adding another 50lbs to your squat, deadlift, and OHS will do wonders for your ab strength.

The other part is diet. Actually that's the main part. Your abs can be strong but if they're covered with an inch of fat you're not going to see them.

Throw in some GHD situps or toes to bar occasionally, but there's no need to overdo it.

Or you could also do this (WFS except for one cuss word in the last 2 seconds)
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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Re: Abdominal strength program

Power cleans, chinups, and kettlebell swings tend to hit my abs hard if soreness is any indicator...
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:28 PM   #6
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Re: Abdominal strength program

Or heavy front squats, especially if I'm wearing a belt. My abs are screaming the next day, which always gives me a laugh at the "oh noes!!!1!!1! wearing a belt makes your abs go to sleep" crowd.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:51 PM   #7
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Re: Abdominal strength program

Abdominal exercise is very effective in bodybuilding,
it keeps your muscle strong and helpful in
weight gain.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:18 AM   #8
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Try some ab wheel rollouts.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:45 AM   #9
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I second ab-wheel rollouts, esp. the standing variety.

Leg raises, cable crunches, and Swiss ball crunches are also good for ab hypertrophy if done properly.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:33 PM   #10
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Re: Abdominal strength program

Dragon flags, standing rollouts, planks, Russian twists, V-ups, ball slams and L-sits are all excellent exercises for core strength. Try creating a simple circuit, rotating through various exercises for a few reps. Finish with a static hold (such as the plank, or an L-sit if you are up to it). I find this sort of training to be beneficial in my training (it sucks to be taken down by a body shot).
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