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Old 05-07-2002, 03:59 PM   #1
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Ive been working on my abs a while and I can start to see some sculpting. My problem is my lower abs are very difficult with lying leg lifts and thats the only lower ab exersize i know of. Does anyone know of any other ones?

My scale is STUCK! The last week or 2 my weights been bouncing between 210 and 215...I realize that its getting harder to shed the fat but Im not sure whats even going on

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Old 05-07-2002, 06:45 PM   #2
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Cant find the edit button. The last part of my statement sounds kind of stupid. Is there any explination for my fluxuation (sp) of weight loss/gain.

Old 05-08-2002, 01:40 AM   #3
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body weight fluctuation is normal. I can go up or down by as much as 8 pounds usually.

To hit the lower abs, you can also try reverse crunches, or hanging knee ups. Check out any issue of muscle and fitness, they usually have a ab workout in there, with pics, every month.

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Old 05-08-2002, 01:14 PM   #5
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ok for lower abs, really great ones i do are reverse crunches with a stability ball + captains chair. really works great especially with some cardio in there.

Old 05-14-2002, 12:01 PM   #6
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I have a challenge for everyone. Put your fingers on your upper abs and try to flex your lower abs without flexxing your upper abs....

Didn't work did it. That's because there is no such thing as upper and lower abs. Look in any anatomy book. The rectus abdominus is one muscle and the reason so called Lower Ab exercises seem to work is because they usually require a better and full range of motion for the abs. Most people don't get a full - natural range of motion when working abs. A stability ball works great for this.

I don't mean to sound condescending here . if i do I apologize.

the rectus abdominus is connected up near the sternum an goes down to the top of the pelvis. the key is to do any and all AB EXERCISES in way that allows full range of motion and shortens the muscle as much as possible.

Also, no matter what you do, the sculpting of your abs will be evident when you remove the layer of fat that hides them

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