Just wondering, what muscles are used doing the ab wheel besides the abs? They promote it as being a good upper body workout. The motion kind of seems like a combination of a pushup at the top and a pullover at the bottom when your arms are extended and you have to pull yourself back up.
Thread: Ab wheel, muscles involved
11-26-2003, 03:26 PM #1
Ab wheel, muscles involved
11-26-2003, 04:53 PM #2
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11-26-2003, 08:17 PM #3
I dont think it's the most effective ab exercise but it's certainly sumthing to get u started. I used be skinny but not have much ab muscle so when I started doing that the upper portion of my abs (for the ppl who will point out that abs contract as a whole) got a lot bigger but then I had to go back and target my obliques and external abs and my serratus with different ab exercises. Basically u can keep it as part of ur ab workout but u need to do a lot more angles and variations to hit ur abs completely. And never overtrain ur abs and keep it proportional to the rest of ur body.
11-26-2003, 09:41 PM #4
Ab wheels are great!
If you got the dough, I suggest by "Bullet proof abs" By Pavel Tsatsouline.
He go's into great detail on how to properly and safely use one of these(as well as a lot of other great exericses)
Dont use the assited ones either, go for the cheap 10 dollar "wheel on a stick", the crappy manufacturing will make you develop more tension,and work harder.
Once you can crank out some reps off your knees, try to do them standing from your toes.
11-27-2003, 08:35 AM #5
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