Admittedly, I don’t carry much muscle anywhere, but my midsection is really lacking in size and strength.
This isn’t (completely) a I-wanna-six-pack thing, though having a thicker trunk would make me look better. The main reason I ask is that I think my abs are limiting my front squat and possibly other movements.
My plan was to alternate side bends and weighted crunches [normal crunch with dumbbells held perpendicular to floor throughout the movement]) on the 3-5 method.
However, I used 2 60lb dumbbells for 25 total reps for today’s workout and it wasn’t a problem for me at all. I’ve used a barbell loaded with 135lbs in the past, and I could’ve done that all day. This makes me think I may be using other muscles than the abs to complete the movement.
So, what should I do to solve my problem? Thanks in advance.