I have read that some celebrites do 1000 crunches per day. What do you think about working up to 1,000 crunches per day? Overkill? If you work up to that many i don't think its that bad of an idea to really show off a 6 pack, if bf is low enough. Any thoughts?
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i guess it may work for some people, but generally i'd have to agree with everyone else here.
also when you're doing crunches make sure that when you've got your hands behind your head that your elbows go out to your sides. up until last week i had been pointing my elbows up in front of my face, which is the wrong way to do it. keep your elbows out to the sides and you'll find that it's much, much more effective.
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For the past year, my ab routine was 3 sets of 10 decline sit-ups, 3 days a week. No weights, and I did them slow and controlled. Very painless routine, and you'd swear that it wasn't doing anything. I'd say this is a very minimal ab workout. By dropping my body fat, I have a nice washboard showing. I'd bet that you don't have to do *any* ab work and you'd have a teeny six-pack once the body fat went down!
I know a lot of runners who go nuts doing ab supersets, and they swear it helps strengthen their core muscles to aid in endurance running (such as marathons) but I haven't seen one of them run any harder or faster than I do. So I don't see the value of doing lots of ab-specific work even for endurance purposes. My guess is that people who aren't really knowledgeable about how to workout efficiently simply make up their minds that doing a lot of repetitions will whip a body part into shape. If that were true, you'd see everyone doing 500 leg presses to get rid of that inner thigh fat
My amateur advice would be to drop the body fat so you can see your ab muscles, and then you can start doing various ab exercises to develop the parts you want so you can get the shape you desire. Until you drop the fat, do a minimal amount of ab work, if any. If not, you might overdevelop your abs and end up with a thick, muscular center. Not bad, but if you want a trophy-shaped body, you'll have to make your upper body bigger to match your core. And that can be pretty tough!
Here's a great tip: Anytime someone gives you advice in person, look at their body. If they don't look like they're following their own advice, then take their words lightly. So if a potbellied powerlifter tells you your ab routine is wrong and you should do it another way, say 'Oh, that sounds good!' but continue to do things your way. Telling him he's wrong will only make him power clean you in front of the ladies!
With that said, I feel like doing 2,000 hanging leg raises tomorrow morningIt's not my fault! You did it! I blame you! It's all your fault! What did you do? I dunno, don't ask me! It's not my fault!
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04-05-2005, 05:55 AM #9Originally Posted by gymaddict01
I also like to cool down for a few minutes on the rowing machine after back workouts, I find it helps loosen the core muscles and speeds recovery.
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06-22-2013, 04:33 PM #14
yes its useless for 6 pack abs or whatever the case is, but for the training ive done and the courses i go for in the military they insist on being able to do 500-1000 without any support on your feet. ive seen guys do more and i would just like to know the best technique to increase that ability along with pushups, chinups and running.
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I've come close to replying to old threads, but then always check the thread date!!
Not justifying why these people do it, they should check the dates, but explaining HOW it most likely happens.