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Best Ab Exercises? Really Necessary?


#1

I was wondering if I could get some input back from you guys on the best ab exercises and if ab exercises are really necessary to do every time I train with my 5,3,1 program. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!


#2

Ab exercises are important. What are your goals? What do you want to achieve thru 5/3/1? It would help give better responses. Also if you need tips on good ab exercises this question has been asked before and is available if you search her and T Cell Alpha (look under "groups").


#3

I've been doing an abundance of different ab exercises for olympic lifting, and what I've found to be the best are...

Hanging leg raises - put your arms through those ab straps, hang, and pull your knees controlled to touch your elbows. 5x10-12 works nice.

DeFranco circuit

Garhammer raises

Weighted sit-ups

Sit-ups on GHR (weighted)

Do one of these every lifting day.


#4

I was wondering if this is a recommended ab exercise? Thanks again


#5

Dragon flags. I do them one workout each week, and leave the rest of my ab development to complex lifts.


#6

Good stuff when done right


#7

Chin ups make my abs more sore than any "ab exercise"
I also like wheel roll outs and some variation of torso rotations.


#8

i do weighted hanging knee raise's 3 x 10 with 10 kg n dragon flags ( i can only manage 4 strict ). the knee raises really brought out my lower abs .