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WildGrizzly
10-28-08, 6:14 pm
Bros,
Should I train my abs as an overweight obese? If answer is yes what kind of an abs routine do you advice for me?

Thx

Cstlfx
10-28-08, 6:26 pm
Yes, train them. Your abs arent there for looks, so it doesnt matter if you cant see them. If they get stronger, your big compound lifts will also get stronger (bench, squat, and deadlift).

Train them as you would any other muscle. If you're going for power, heavy weight, low reps.

Do an exercise or two for each section of your abs (obliques, upper, lower). I'd focus on getting them stronger, not the looks, until you're heading for the stage.

WildGrizzly
10-28-08, 7:02 pm
Thx for the advice bro

SizeMatters
10-28-08, 9:00 pm
yes. hit em hard and heavy brother just liek everythgin else

prowrestler
10-29-08, 2:32 am
what?

WildGrizzly
10-29-08, 4:11 am
prowrestler what what? Whats your opinion on that

Aggression
10-29-08, 11:37 am
Hit abs anywhere from 2-4x/week. I usually do a triset, something like this:

Hangin Knee Raises - 10-15reps
Ab Machine - 10-15 reps
Rope Crunches - 10-15reps

Do that triset for 3 total sets.

prowrestler
10-29-08, 1:01 pm
prowrestler what what? Whats your opinion on that

i dont get the question, are you askin how a fat guy should train abs???

Ragnar13
10-29-08, 1:50 pm
Hit abs anywhere from 2-4x/week. I usually do a triset, something like this:

Hangin Knee Raises - 10-15reps
Ab Machine - 10-15 reps
Rope Crunches - 10-15reps

Do that triset for 3 total sets.

Damn! That looks pretty tight. Nice workout Harch!

WildGrizzly
10-29-08, 2:04 pm
i dont get the question, are you askin how a fat guy should train abs???

Yes prowrestler I am a 264pound man (bf near 30%) and want to cut down to helaty limits what should i do?

Thx

WildGrizzly
10-29-08, 2:06 pm
i dont get the question, are you askin how a fat guy should train abs???


Hit abs anywhere from 2-4x/week. I usually do a triset, something like this:

Hangin Knee Raises - 10-15reps
Ab Machine - 10-15 reps
Rope Crunches - 10-15reps

Do that triset for 3 total sets.

Thx bro, but there is a problem
My arms cant carry me so i cant hang what can i do instead of that?

Aggression
10-29-08, 2:19 pm
Thx bro, but there is a problem
My arms cant carry me so i cant hang what can i do instead of that?

Lying leg raises would be a perfect alternative. Either lie on a bench, with your legs hangin off, and raise your legs up 6-8 inches and back down, or you can lie on the ground and do the same, w/e's easier for you.

Aggression
10-29-08, 2:20 pm
Damn! That looks pretty tight. Nice workout Harch!

Yeah man, I picked up the routine from MD magazine. It was an article titled 'The 6 best ab exercises". It said to choose 3 and tri-set it, so its what I did. Works great too.

TheDarkHalf
10-29-08, 2:41 pm
Hit abs anywhere from 2-4x/week. I usually do a triset, something like this:

Hangin Knee Raises - 10-15reps
Ab Machine - 10-15 reps
Rope Crunches - 10-15reps

Do that triset for 3 total sets.

Looks solid might have to use that!

PS i'm also starting my bulk on the 3rd

WildGrizzly
10-29-08, 2:52 pm
Lying leg raises would be a perfect alternative. Either lie on a bench, with your legs hangin off, and raise your legs up 6-8 inches and back down, or you can lie on the ground and do the same, w/e's easier for you.

Thx for the advice bro I will give begin using this triset from tomorrow

Aggression
10-29-08, 5:12 pm
Looks solid might have to use that!

PS i'm also starting my bulk on the 3rd

Its the best 'scheme' for abs I've ever used, and I've tried everything! I usually do bodyweight starting off with the leg raises, and I add weight with each of the last 2 sets. I've found out that I need to add weight to my ab exercises to make 'em grow. For a while I was doing all bodyweight movements, like crunches, and leg raises with no weight. Years were waisted