High Effort Ab Exercises

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Yohan, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    So I've got the big 3 that I work in 5RM or 4x6's. Pullups, BP, and DL. Push, pull, legs.

    But I don't really have a high effort ab lift I do - does anyone have any recommendations for high effort ab exercises? I was thinking maybe decline weighted situps?
  2. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    granted these are not weighted, but have you considered dragon flags?(of course you can always weight them if your abs will take it, wither by putting weight on the legs or using heavy dumbbells to support your body)
  3. Gary

    Gary Vs The Irresistible Farce Supporter

  4. CosmicFish

    CosmicFish Aleprechaunist

    I had the same problem a while ago. I tried weighted decline situps and found them awkward. In the end I signed up for the gym at work and am using their weighted crunch machine.
  5. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

  6. CosmicFish

    CosmicFish Aleprechaunist

    I was considering mentioning that, but when Yohan said high effort and weighted decline I figured he'd be after something focussing more on strength. Legendary Abs is great (and I just mentioned it in another thread :D) but it felt like more of a cardio / endurance workout to me than a strength one.

    That said, it'd serve as a good primer for heavier ab work, IMHO.
  7. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    That's what I said - I'll have to ask my strength coach on this one. They tend to do some stuff from that legendary abs thing. I like v-ups a lot too, and use an ab roller infrequently.

    I do a lot of bus drivers too, which are great for obliques.
  8. El-Guapo

    El-Guapo MMA'ER

    use the ab wheel as ross enamait uses it
    with a weighted vest!
    I had seen ross doing that in a video with three weightd vests
    It will give you ripped abs
    but the problem is that the vest is quite expensive
    but u can use it for various exercises
    like pull ups chin ups sprints push ups and much more
  9. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Ross Enamait is a freak. He can do that ab roller from standing. It's ridiculous.
  10. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    and with one hand. i'd say if ross is your goal, change it to "as strong as ross' pinky toe".
  11. Raptorman

    Raptorman Valued Member

    Squats are a great ab workout and hanging leg raises.
  12. mai tai

    mai tai Valued Member

    turkish get up

    abs on decline bench with barbell across arms

    cable crunches

    cable axes
  13. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Details on these? Never heard of them.
  14. Yost

    Yost Valued Member

    Hanging leg raises. Too easy? Dumbbell between feet.
  15. TheForbiddenOne

    TheForbiddenOne Banned Banned

    No weights for this, unless you use those weights that go around your body. Do arm suspentions, with your arms out as wide as possible keeping yourself as low as possible, then rotate yourself, its sorta walking on your hands and feet. Hold it for a minute, rotate three times, then do 5 push ups in that position. Keep going if you can, but at first each part of this exercise may be hard to do.
  16. Knight_Errant

    Knight_Errant Banned Banned

    http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=459681 enjoy

    A couple I use that aren't in there
    Glute ham situps- supposed to be on a glute-ham machine, but I personally do them with my **** on a chair with my legs locked in a heavy desk.
    L-sits- just hold yourself above the ground in a sitting position

    I've never really got on with arch and hollow rocks, but you might like them.

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