1/07/2007 10:57pm, #1
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ab conditioning and situps question
i understand there must be a right way and a wrong way to do situps. or so i've heard in a couple of places. the point is, i want to condition my abs a bit and get rid of that unsightly lower belly thing that hangs around in front of my manly 6pack...
so anyways, i was doing about 100-200 situps a day, not much, but better than nothing. then i started getting some nasty lower back pains. i suffer from a messed up case of scoliosis, so i visited my chiropractor. i had a fight in about a week and a bit after that, so he told me to suspend the sit ups and just rest up, train as normal and get back to him after my match. i haven't... hehehe
in any case, i will, just haven't had time, but what are your takes on the situation? i haven't done many sit ups in close succession since, but i've found backups seem to even things out a bit. however, doing a backup for every situp when you're doing more than 50 situps is a bit blah.
any other ab excercises you would recommend? i have no access to equipment, so it's basically all stuff i can do at home.
1/07/2007 11:19pm, #2
Sit ups will not remove your gut so you can forget that for starters. You need to get your diet under control and do some more cardio for that.
Sit ups generally use the upper abdominals so it's always good to balance them out with some lower abdominal and core exercises like the plank (http://www.abs-exercise-advice.com/plank.html), the reverse curl (http://www.abs-exercise-advice.com/l...exercises.html)
and the favourite, Captain's chair...
Don't forget to work your gluts and lower back as well.
1/07/2007 11:27pm, #3
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Your an idiot. First of all, Search function NOOB! Second of all,
1/07/2007 11:48pm, #4
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Your an idiot.
i suffer from a messed up case of scoliosis
And with no slur on the chiropractic profession, but an MD with a specialty in sports medicine (physician, orthopedist, etc.) is probably a better person to consult with, if you can.
i want to condition my abs a bit and get rid of that unsightly lower belly thing that hangs around in front of my manly 6pack
Getting rid of your belly, assuming it's not there by genetic circumstance (as in, that's where your body stores most fat instead of elsewhere), you'll see your best results by doing less situps and more overall strenuous exercise.
You can consult with your doctor about doing exercises like "Supermans," "Good Morning" lifts without weight, and the like. Or you can talk to a physical trainer about the matter.
1/07/2007 11:58pm, #5Originally Posted by Flash JacksonRanked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm
1/07/2007 11:59pm, #6
Carry heavy loads of firewood over high foggy mountaintops.
It's how I got my stellar back and 6 pack.
1/08/2007 12:05am, #7
Read my post here:
And then read the last page to clear up some common misconceptions.
Not only are high-rep abdominal workouts not helping you reach your goal, they're probably a very bad idea for someone with scoliosis. If you want to post the specifics of where and how deeply your back is affected, I can make some recommendations in terms of particular exercises to do.
1/08/2007 12:09am, #8Originally Posted by Kidspatula
1/08/2007 12:46am, #9Originally Posted by Flash Jackson
Calm it down with comments like these.
1/08/2007 10:33am, #10
I swear I've seen this exact same thread before. e-deja-vu