The wheel exercise for abs, is it good? You know which one I mean, the one where you slide forward and back. Is it a good exercise for the abs? Is it bad on the back?
BTW, speaking of abs. In my normal rutine I do cable crunches and leg raises. Is that a good choise of exercises for complete ab training, or is something missing?
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06-02-2005, 10:58 AM #1
The wheel exercise for abs, is it good?5 8"
06-02-2005, 11:17 AM #2
ab wheel thing: I have one and I use it sporadically. It is a simple technique, but I think it is very effective. Not too many other ab exercises place stress on the muscles when they are in a stretched position.
Cable crunches and leg raises should be enough. Might want to add in some russian twists if your sides aren't growing.Spartan #301 (turf toe - missed the big dance)
06-02-2005, 11:19 AM #3
In my humble opinion, the wheel is the best exercise for ab development, at least from what I have seen for me and my clients. You can mix this up by going straight ahead and then going out to the sides. Other ab work that I love are hanging raises, not with the knees bent, but straight legged. Add in some twisting cable crunches and you will have hit everything nicely.
06-02-2005, 12:20 PM #4
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06-02-2005, 01:05 PM #6
abwheel **** owns, its leet. Just make sure to keep your back rounded at the top position and flat as you extend out.
Its leet to go down, then come up part of the way, and do reps in the middle/lower part of the ROM, which is uber hard, keeping constant tension without a break at the top. Static holds in such positions are leet, werd
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I'm not sure what mr. 27 is talking about.. but AB rollers are very good.. I have supplemented my ab work out with the roller for about 4 weeks now and I have notice INCREDIBLE strength difference and I can really feel my abs getting going. I recommend the roller HIGHLY.
I usually do my normal abs in the morning and the roller after my weights in the afternoon.. After doing the roller for a while now I takes soooo many more reps to actually feel anything in my normal cruches work out now..
But working with a partner and the medicine ball also is pretty killer for the abs...