How To Get Abs

 

Look good and perform good, why not?
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This post might ruffle a few feathers since many trainers and people who spread knowledge believe that compound lifts like the squat and deadlift are great abdominal/core builders. However, that’s not the case. In fact, the overhead press shows the greatest abdominal and oblique activation of the big four but comes in at a measly 10% of maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) (Willardson, et al). In contrast, many isolation exercises show much higher activation such as the hanging leg raise resulting in nearly 100% of MVIC in the lower part of the abdominals (Boeckh-Behrens & Buskies).

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Don’t skip compound movements, but if you want to directly target your abs, you’re going to need to do isolation movements also.
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Some good isolation movements are: Ab rollouts, hanging leg raises, crunch with arms extended, the side bend, and pallof press.
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Being in a caloric deficit and doing cardio a couple days per week will help you maximize your fat burning to help reveal your abdominal muscles.
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Oops on the spelling of “rectus abdominus”🤦‍♂️
•Should be Rectus Abdominis•


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