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Old 06-15-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Ive been incorporating L-Sits into my warmup for abs, and I have to say they are the most amazing ab exercises I have ever done. Who would have thought that a few seconds of an exercise would make you as sore as many many repetitions of something else. Sounds like one of those late night workout gimmicks. Anyway the question. I feel the L-Sits targeting more specifically my upper abs. Are there any exercises that target the lower abs and obliques that have a similar effect as the L-Sits?
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Old 06-15-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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The abs, despite rumors and hearsay to the contrary, function as one unit. If it still bothers you, you could supplement with leg raises or hollow holds.
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Old 06-17-2004, 08:49 AM   #3
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A beautiful way to tax the lower abs is do support leg lifts on rings. Get in a support on rings, lift your legs (straight) as high as you can. This pushes the resistance down to lower abs and hip flexors.
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Old 06-17-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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Thanks Kevin and Roger. Appreciate the help.
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Old 06-17-2004, 09:25 PM   #5
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Or lie under a buddy who's standing up, so that yur ears are between his ankles. Straighten your legs, then raise them straightened until he pushes them down again. Don't let them hit the floor, and just keep trying to kick his hands but always keeping them straight. I usually will work obliques too by having him throw them to the sides as well. (Left-center-right, left-center-right and so on...)

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Old 06-19-2004, 09:37 AM   #6
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I love those too. I still am completely amazed by how good an ab workout anykind of body stabilization is. I love it.
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Old 06-19-2004, 10:35 AM   #7
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Alex - Forgot that one! It's a killer!
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Old 06-19-2004, 11:29 AM   #8
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Way back when, when I was a beginning gymnast, my first coach had us do no specific ab exercises. Only lots and lots of regular L sits. A 60 second L was the expected standard.

One day, one of the senior gymnasts challenged me to a hanging leg lift contest on the stall bars (These bars are directly anchored to the wall and do not allow you to lean back at all or to pull down with your lats - all pure core strength). I cranked out ten reps without ever having done the exercise before.

The basic L sit will build phenomenal stomach strength.

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Old 06-19-2004, 08:06 PM   #9
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Coach - should I work up to a 60 second L-sit along with my planche and front lever, in the same manner?
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Old 06-20-2004, 07:24 AM   #10
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Kevin,

That would be fine.

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