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Ugly Ab Training Article Question


#1

Hi Coach, hope you are well and life is treating you good :slight_smile: With reference to your Ugly Ab training article, i was just curious if you could use Upright Sled Drags holding the straps over your shoulders as a loaded carry to build resiliency?


#2

I actually used that in 2006 when I was still competing in bodybuilding. I was using a lot of sled work athletes and it seemed like a good idea. It does work if you it right, keeping your abs tight and arms slightly in front, imagine doing a hollow rock position. Otherwise the shoulder does most of the work.


#3

Thank you for your reply. How many sets do you recommend for the overload work such as Zercher Holds and Overhead Supports?


#4

I asked him the same question on Twitter and he said “4-5 sets”.