I'm wondering what exercises there are to work one's v-cut? The only one I'm currently aware of is having a 45lb plate and leaning each direction (3 sets of 8)
Can anyone share other methods for improving the v-cut area
Thread: V-Cut Exercises
11-01-2009, 05:48 PM #1
11-01-2009, 06:08 PM #2
are you talking about the areaa right under the abs? that is the adonis belt(sp?) and from all i have read it is a bodyfat thing not a muscle mass issue.
if you are talking about the V-taper, running from hips to shoulders(pretty much), is a lat width issue pull ups and rows for this usually get the job doneSquat: 475 Bench: 355 Dead: 585 Press: 245
11-01-2009, 06:40 PM #3
11-01-2009, 07:31 PM #4
i searched and found a few answers just google adonis belt exercises and you should find a few that work. heres one
like DJauto posts it is a ligament not a muscleSquat: 475 Bench: 355 Dead: 585 Press: 245
11-01-2009, 07:31 PM #5
11-01-2009, 07:46 PM #6
11-01-2009, 08:59 PM #7
I can easily feel my muscles but they aren't as visible as they should be. It's mainly my abs/stomach and chest. For the stomach I'm thinking it could be water weight so I'm taking measures to get that thinned out.
Thank you for the advice above guys, I'll check into that. I also wasn't aware that is a ligament, thanks for that helpful info as well
11-01-2009, 10:04 PM #8
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I have seen pictures of power lifters who are fat, yet still have the base line of there adonis belt.
The V shape below your abs is called the Adonis belt.
The adonis belt is just a "term" for part of the human anatomy, the adonis belt is caused by the inguinal ligament: http://ect.downstate.edu/courseware/...l35/350108.htm
That is which causes the "line" of the adonis belt but if there is no mass above this there will be no seperation therefore the adonis belt will not show.
The main muscle in which causes the adonis belt is the Transversus abdominis muscle which is a muscle layer of the anterior and lateral abdominal wall which is just deep to (layered below) the internal oblique muscle. Which also somewhat helps produce the adonis belt.
Here is a human anatomy picture of the trunk, which clearly shows that the TA muscle is what creates the adonis belt.
So hypertrophy in the Transversus abdominis muscle is what will cause you to get a good adonis belt.
This muscle is activated when you cough, sneeze and suck in your gut (Stomach vacuums)
So performing stomach vacuums is deffently the best exercise to perform when trying to develope your adonis belt.
Stomach vacuums with a good MMC (muscle, mind connection) you can actually literally feel the transversus abdominis contracting. Deffently has given me insane gains in my belt, i had been tring to find out to achive this adonis belt for a long time asked many times, everyone always told me its genetics, its low bodyfat you cant train it, its a ligament. Blah, blah, blah. . .
Well actually i did some of my own research learnt the human anatomy then figured out for my self what needs to be done. And not bragging or anything but i now probally have one of the best adonis belts i have ever seen, this is from doing stomach vacuums 5x a week, with good MMC on the TA muscle.
Other exercises also involve the TA muscle but as a secoundry muscle, shere is some good exercises other than stomach vacuums.
- Ab roll outs
Stomach vacuums would be your best place to start, i posted a link above of an article explaining how to do them correctly.
11-02-2009, 10:28 AM #9
11-22-2009, 10:21 AM #10
I have a few questions for you, first, when one does stomach vacuums what does it consist of exactly? Because I rarely feel anything from it, but you mentioned you can really feel it. So perhaps I'm doing it wrong. Could you mind explaining how it is supposed to be done, and how many you suggest doing?
Also how often can you work this section out? Are they like abs where one can work them out daily? Or is it like everything else where it has to be worked out every other day
thanks again for the help
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