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    how to work your upper abs!!!!?????

    i know a few exercises for the upper part
    but i wanna know a few more and how effective they are
    any idea???????
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    Cable work.

    Low bodyfat helps as well.
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    regular stuff, easiest to work are those upper ones.
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    Originally Posted by febucayan View Post
    i know a few exercises for the upper part
    but i wanna know a few more and how effective they are
    any idea???????
    try the AB crunch machine in gym, very effective when you put weight on comparing to crunch without weights
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    Originally Posted by m189 View Post
    regular stuff, easiest to work are those upper ones.
    easy huh?? those are the less defined ones on me :/
    im doing crunches and cable crunches
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    Originally Posted by lazyworm View Post
    try the AB crunch machine in gym, very effective when you put weight on comparing to crunch without weights
    im triying that one too
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    Rope Crunches blast your upper abs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqriGYz7e7w
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    I find the upper abs easier to hit than lowers. TOo often when trying to work lower abs, hip flexors take over.

    But yeah, you already got your answers on exercises.
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    i don't recommend the rope AB exercise because it requires both your AB and your back, if your back is not as strong you can easily injure you spine while doing this... from my personal experience
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    so rope crunches and almost every crunch exercise???
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    Originally Posted by chazzy1864 View Post
    I find the upper abs easier to hit than lowers. TOo often when trying to work lower abs, hip flexors take over.

    But yeah, you already got your answers on exercises.
    regardless of "upper" or "lower" you are actual training the same slab of muscle, the reason that upper ab muscle always appeared quicker because more fat is store in the lower abdominal region.
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    Take a read of this thread. Some good upper ab exercises.

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    Originally Posted by lazyworm View Post
    regardless of "upper" or "lower" you are actual training the same slab of muscle, the reason that upper ab muscle always appeared quicker because more fat is store in the lower abdominal region.
    in my case they dont appear
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    Yeah upper abs are a nightmare to develope, i usually find at low enough bodyfat levels that the two lower ones again (most peoples 7th and 8 pack abs) are more prominent than the top two.

    I think i read somewhere that genetics has a lot to do with it as well, some people only get a 4 pack while others could have an 8.
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    Originally Posted by febucayan View Post
    easy huh?? those are the less defined ones on me :/
    im doing crunches and cable crunches
    Not to sound weird, but would you happen to have a pic to support this?
    Usually most people have a problem getting the lower ones to show (as another poster said, because fat tends to be stored lower), so the top two show a bit easier. Can't say I've ever seen anyone with the opposite case.
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    Originally Posted by mcneil2k7 View Post
    Yeah upper abs are a nightmare to develope, i usually find at low enough bodyfat levels that the two lower ones again (most peoples 7th and 8 pack abs) are more prominent than the top two.

    I think i read somewhere that genetics has a lot to do with it as well, some people only get a 4 pack while others could have an 8.
    True. . .

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    Originally Posted by JOSEF RAKICH View Post
    Take a read of this thread. Some good upper ab exercises.

    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=109102971
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    Originally Posted by rhizome View Post
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    Dude are you still crying. . .

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    forgot to mention: you do not need to focus on ab muscle too often since you are actual training it while doing almost every other exercises, the ab muscle is an important muscle that transfers strenght between your upper and lower body along with the hip flexor. train ab muscle too intense/often will jeopardize your performance in every other exercise.
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    i?ll keep training until i pass from having a 4 pack to a 6 pack
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    Originally Posted by febucayan View Post
    i?ll keep training until i pass from having a 4 pack to a 6 pack
    not possible, only genetics can tell. Just be happy with what you get from your hard work, and keep going at it, get stronger!

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    Originally Posted by lazyworm View Post
    regardless of "upper" or "lower" you are actual training the same slab of muscle, the reason that upper ab muscle always appeared quicker because more fat is store in the lower abdominal region.
    I know why they are generally more prominent. That isn't what I'm discussing. I'm talking about exercises that place emphasis on upper or lower.
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