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Guys, just started training two weeks ago and it is going great so far and I am already feeling a better person.
The routine I am following for abdominals includes Hanging Leg Raises and I am looking for an alternative exercise targeting the same focus points.
The reason is that I am too weak to do it properly, I can barely do two and thought to rather try something else till I get a bit stronger and am able to do the leg raises with good form or even at all.
I do legs and abs on the same day.
My ab workout includes the following:
– waited swiss ball crunches (currently doing it unwaited) – 4 sets 6-8 reps.
– hanging leg raises (supposed to be doing) – 4 sets 6-8 reps.
– dumbell side bends – 3 sets 6-8 reps
And when you get REAL good you can put a dumbell between your feet. 😀
For abs I don’t think you can beat straight up crunches and lot’s and lot’s of them, until you harden the area up a little. You can then add other exercises into your ab program because one they are easier for you to do and also easier to keep good form (which is hard to achieve on weak abs) and two because by then you’ll be begging for some change.
One of my favorite is lying pikes.
Lie on a bench with your legs of the end and holding the bench beside your ears. Raise legs and drive toes to the ceilling. You should end with just your shoulders on the bench. Then slowly roll the spine down back to the starting position. Start with low reps.
And when you get REAL good you can put a dumbell between your feet.
Damn…just when I thought I was getting good 😆
No, I think shortly I will have to give that a try, thanks for that.
@Dr J wrote:
One of my favorite is lying pikes….
O my goodness J, that sounds like something Super Man does 😆 , but I will give it a shot. I’ve seen pics in an article I read somewhere so have a good idea what you are talking about. I will give them a go too. thanks.
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