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    Question Target exercises for oblique V lower abs?

    Hi, i'm a sucker for this particular part of abs (MARKED RED).. some people have them developed a lot. i love that and would love mine to pop out like this...
    i know usually swimmer have this developed well, it has something to do with rotating in water all the time.
    So what would it be?
    Lifting legs? side cable crunch? but wouldn't it be side (where love handles) obliques more? I'm interested in this lower V particularly.
    Another one i know is while you are sitting, you have heavy ball in your hands and you put it behind the back, then you turn around and grab it, and put it back, etc, etc.
    I assume it should be a lot of weight to make that muscle grow, but at the same time i don't want a watermelon stomach.
    Of course its also about genes and dieting.
    thx for the tips!



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    thank god i've got this copy/pasted..

    the "Adonis" belt is simply a combination of low bodyfat and favorable genetics.



    these are the muscles:


    this is your inguinal ligament:
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    Originally Posted by I dont work at Ballys View Post
    thank god i've got this copy/pasted..

    the "Adonis" belt is simply a combination of low bodyfat and favorable genetics.



    these are the muscles:


    this is your inguinal ligament:

    exactly!
    But there are ways to help
    Work those obliques!!!
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    Diet and cardio are key. I do leg raises and side crunches to target that area
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    does working obliques help expose the V or cover it?
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    I don't believe obliques play any role in the ligament.
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    the ligament only marks the point at which the muscle is pinched in toward the body. if you don't have enough muscle mass above the ligament, then nothing will protrude and the line of separation that the ligament creates will not be visible. likewise, it will not be visible if your bf% is too high, but the appearance of the v cut is not determined solely by the ligament, but also by the muscles above it which make it noticeable.

    with that in mind, work obliques and lower abs, and lower bf% until you get it.
    finally got back into the weight room today to see where I'm at a lil over a week from the injury. I got good and warm before attempting anything, but I noticed in certain lifts I had to pay extra attention to keep from crapping myself...

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    From experience, the V shaped torso is really easy to show. I mean when I've not had proper abs, the V shaped torso is still really prominent, almost disgustingly so. It means I have to wear really low bathers lol in order for it to be obvious its not love handles
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    So you can't really work the lower obliques? I mean I understand that diet is key, I got that. But is there anything else I can do to work the lower obliques more?
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    Originally Posted by hockeyplaya13 View Post
    So you can't really work the lower obliques? I mean I understand that diet is key, I got that. But is there anything else I can do to work the lower obliques more?
    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...h_to_crunching

    Read this article.

    There is a swiss ball exercise (hands on ground in push up position, feet on ball) where you take feet to side and return them to ball which hits lower obliques well
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    There are no such things are lower or upper abs. Its just one muscle:
    http://www.goodmooddiet.com/articles...cle_just_a.php
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    Originally Posted by matjusm View Post
    There are no such things are lower or upper abs. Its just one muscle:
    http://www.goodmooddiet.com/articles...cle_just_a.php
    That?s not true, you can perform exorcizes that benefit the lower abs more than upper such as leg raises or straight leg sit-ups.
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    Originally Posted by matjusm View Post
    There are no such things are lower or upper abs. Its just one muscle:
    http://www.goodmooddiet.com/articles...cle_just_a.php
    You're making the same argument as the people who say that incline bench does nothing for your upper chest.

    Yes, your muscles contract equally when performing a movement. The points where the weight causes the most tension, however, change depending on angle.

    When you are lifting your legs up, your lower abs are the fulcrum. When you are doing normal crunches, it's more in your upper abs.

    However, you are correct in saying that the muscle more or less contracts evenly.

    Edit: Oh, and, not to discredit people with degrees, but: http://www.goodmooddiet.com/our-experts/

    LOOK AT THEM. The woman writing the article, in particular, looks like she has never set foot in a gym. It's one thing to realize that a muscle contracts evenly, and another to actually go do it and notice the tension changing depending on the way an exercise is performed.

    Hypertrophy doesn't happen from contractions; it happens from micro-trauma. If what she is saying were true, you could simply flex your muscles for six sets of eight and get gains identical to those of a person going to the gym and lifting weights.
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    Diet will only expose what's there. You need to build a muscle to see it at lower BF levels. The amount of training necessary to builds ANY muscle comes down to genetics first and foremost.
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    Unhappy v line :(

    my missing part too!!!

    I really got developed 6 pack but i don have the v line !!

    body fat is 8%
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