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    "One hundred SIT UPS"?

    Hi all,

    I've been doing the "one hundred push ups" program from http://hundredpushups.com/
    for a while now. Now, I am looking for a similarily easy workout for my abs, something that I could do without too much effort before I go to work, or when I come home at night.
    Could you please recommend me one?

    - I am not looking to work out for a summer sixpack here, but just to strengthen my abs/trunk muscles a bit. *Groans.* I've been doing a bit FC sparring lately, and ooooh, I really need to get more in shape. *Applies more ointment to his abs.*

    Thank you, and happy holidays,

    Rafe

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    Dude, the 100 push-ups program is junk that's just gonna result in muscular imbalances. If you're looking for a bodyweight routine, hit up trainforstrength.com and do workout 1.
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    Why do people have such a boner for the number 100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by This is Sparta!
    easy workout for my abs
    Quote Originally Posted by This is Sparta!
    without too much effort
    Quote Originally Posted by This is Sparta!
    just to strengthen my abs/trunk muscles a bit
    Raise your standards, man. Sit-ups aren't going to do anything for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
    Downstreet on the flip-flop, timepants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunTzu
    Why do people have such a boner for the number 100?
    Because 97 just dosent have the same ring to it. On a serious note I did the 100 push up program, It wasnt so bad, But I just went back to lifting weights. It just kind of seemed pointless. And No I never did get to 100. I like the ab wheel better than sit ups, but I do them both.

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    For ab work, ab wheel, ab pulldowns, saxon side bends and woodchops are awesome.
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    Thank you for the advice. Maybe I should have asked in a more precise way, though:

    I am looking for something I can do, like, right after waking up, or in a break of five to fifteen minutes, not a complete workout (I have tried the training-for-strength workout once, and it's trully exceptionally good). I am just looking for a small exercise that I can do in addition to my normal training (max. three times fighting, and three times lifting a week).

    As to one-hundred-PU program, it's as good as anything else I guess, though I share hoodedmonk's opinion. It is okay for a time, but you take much longer to get to the magic hundred than just six weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This is Sparta!
    Thank you for the advice. Maybe I should have asked in a more precise way, though:

    I am looking for something I can do, like, right after waking up, or in a break of five to fifteen minutes, not a complete workout (I have tried the training-for-strength workout once, and it's trully exceptionally good). I am just looking for a small exercise that I can do in addition to my normal training (max. three times fighting, and three times lifting a week).

    As to one-hundred-PU program, it's as good as anything else I guess, though I share hoodedmonk's opinion. It is okay for a time, but you take much longer to get to the magic hundred than just six weeks.
    Working on standing ab wheel rollouts (if you cant already knock a few out) is something goal oriented that can be done in addition to a regular routine, assuming that you arent in such lousy shape you would hurt yourself (Its pretty intense for most people),

    Use a wall to stop you on your way down ... right the point where you can bring yourself back to the starting position for a few reps. Over time (maybe months) you should be able to inch back till you no longer need the wall.

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    No doubt. The ab wheel is a ball buster. I think it would be perfect for what you are asking. And on a side note, I love push-ups. Keep with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by This is Sparta!
    to strengthen my abs/trunk muscles a bit.
    When I read these words I had a vision of Emevas and myself wearing short-sleeve collared white shirts and skinny black ties, going door to door with free copies of Starting Strength:

    "Have you heard about the squat?"

    Rippetoe's Witnesses, we'd be called.
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