training abs

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  1. AHussain

    AHussain Member Full Member

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    Hello
    I just wanted to ask you guys your input for training abs. I was thinking of training my abs, I do not do any direct ab workouts, but I was thinking of starting and training them 4 days a week, the split would look like this

    After my run. 3 sets of 30 seconds planks . 3 sets of crunches 20 reps. 3 sets of sit ups 10-15 reps
    I was also thinking on some days do weighed ab training or is bodyweight good enough
    Thanks in advanced
     
  2. rampant

    rampant Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Add sets of knee to opposite elbow and then same elbow when doing plank. Add a press up aswell. :good
     
  3. AHussain

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    Thanks I have been doing push up after skipping in tgf boxing gym I would skip 3 minutes then do 10 push ups slow negative all the way down and fast on the positive.
     
  4. captain hook

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  5. Adybrrady

    Adybrrady Member Full Member

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    Sit ups are now called non functional exercise, i.e the movement is unnatural in normal every day movement.

    By doing any exercise that focuses on one point of the body is bad, because it will fix that part of the muscle into an unnatural state.
    You will lose natural side to side movement and strength, better to let the muscles develope naturally, i.e bag work, shadow boxing, sparring and also diet is very important.
     
  6. Mr.DagoWop

    Mr.DagoWop Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    Boxers have been doing direct ab work for years. It gives them strength that doing natural movements don't. Bag work, shadow boxing, sparring, etc. give them endurance but not strength. I started doing this ab exercise Hagler did (I forget what its called but its in a video of him training) and it seems to work pretty well. My abs feel stronger than when I did crunches and sit ups.
     
  7. JagOfTroy

    JagOfTroy Jag Full Member

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    Train the **** outta abs.
     
  8. Adybrrady

    Adybrrady Member Full Member

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    You will fix your ab muscles therefore loss of side to side flexibility, as well as movement in all directions.
     
  9. Paulie walnutz

    Paulie walnutz Active Member Full Member

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    Richard we talked about this last year, btw when you going to add your increasing the power of ones punch exercises I like them quite well actually. Anyway Triple joint exercises will do more for abs.
     
  10. Zaryu

    Zaryu Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would train abs every day I work out. It's perfectly fine to add weight, in fact, you should consistently increase the difficulty of your exercises as you get stronger. Often times adding weights is the easiest way to do this.
     
  11. AHussain

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    I was thinking of doing this, the reason being the muscle will get stronger and adapt to the tension and stress so it will be forced to adapt.
     
  12. LavelleFuxwell

    LavelleFuxwell Member Full Member

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    Adding weight is just an excuse to do far fewer reps. The most effective core training for boxing involves a ****t ton of repetitions everyday in a camp. Adding angles is more beneficial than adding weight
     
  13. Paulie walnutz

    Paulie walnutz Active Member Full Member

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    Why not focus on upping your levels of myostatin? Instead of performing exercises the might lower it.
     
  14. AHussain

    AHussain Member Full Member

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    how do I do that?
     
  15. Zaryu

    Zaryu Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I agree adding angles is very important. You should try and target different parts of your abdomen for sure, but ridiculous amounts of reps didn't work for me.

    It comes to a point where it's not an efficient way to train. Why spend so much time on a single body group when you can work it just as well or better and faster by adding weights?

    If you just love high reps you can fatigue your muscles with weighted exercises first, and then do your high rep routine. Often times the best approach is in between two extreme opposing views.

    Anyways, i don't really do high reps for abs and I have a visible six pack, so I can attest that it is both effective and efficient.