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Old 09-25-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Crunches , sit ups or leg raises

Which is better and why?
Ive heard conflicting stuff about sit ups being bad for the back. Also, Ive read that crunches are ineffectual.

The only back pain ive experienced with trying to train my abs, is with leg raises. So I avoid them.

My aim is to be as strong as possible.

Any advice appreciated
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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I'll save you the trouble

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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It's funny how much boxers will work their abs but neglect their lower back.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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It's funny how much boxers will work their abs but neglect their lower back.
I used to do that and I've learnt my lesson
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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Direct ab work is for girls.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:55 AM   #6
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It's funny how much boxers will work their abs but neglect their lower back.
Very true.
Would you mind throwing a few drills my way which do not require much equipment?
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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Direct ab work is for girls.
How come? Whats better for building strong abs?
I dont give a **** about toning or sixpacks
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I've seen people go through full 'ab workouts' and barely stimulate abs.
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