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  1. #21

    Obliques and Lower Abs

    wait wait wait....you're wanting your abs to show but thats easy and everyone is telling you great tips on how to get that done. BUT by looking at those drawings it almost seems like what you are also trying to fight against is what is known as an "hour glass" figure, am I right? Increasing lat width from boddom to top has been suggested to combat this genetic build in the past.

  2. #22

    Obliques and Lower Abs

    Squat and deadlift sir. That is really the best answer I have for you. My abs get hammered from these exercises, especially front squats.

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  3. #23

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    Danny has spoken. *bows down repeating "we're not worthy!"*
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  4. #24
    FenderBender425
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    yea thats it the hour glass thing that what i have , so you said i should increase the size of my back? and if i do that will i ever be able to get a physic simialr to Brad's?

  5. #25
    FenderBender425
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    i thought i could get rid of the hour glass thing by increasing the size of my obliques because my back is naturaly big, like my rib cage is.

  6. #26

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    What Danny suggests reigns supreme because actually increasing the width and size of your abdominals is going to help you get rid of that hour glass figure and heavy squats, deadlifts, and heavy ab training is going to do that. It's basically keeping abdominal pressure and remaining stable under such large amounts of weight that takes a lot of ab strength and hypertrophies your waist.

    Increasing the size of your obliques could just make it worse. You probably have genetically larger hips (bone structure plays a big role here) and a very narrow waist (upper abdominal). Increasing your obliques may just add to your hips and leave your upper ab width look even narrower than before. As you know your latimus dorsi runs along the side up and down your whole back. So increasing lower lat width would really be beneficial to you along with overall latwidth.

    So I would concentrate on heavy squats, heavy deadlifts, heavy weighted ab training, and it wouldn't hurt to go as wide as possible regularly on pull-ups (and lat pull-down for extra volume if needed). Thats my input, hope it helps, good luck!

  7. #27

    Obliques and Lower Abs

    I should add wide pull-ups behind the neck are going to place more emphasis on the lower lat fibers just becareful and warm up properly. Also don't get too discourage about this dude, you basically just need to grow and get bigger, you have to grow into your bone structure if you will, you'll get there.

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    FenderBender425
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    so what you guys are saying is that if i do or if i dont do anything for obliques and i lose bf and get to like 7-8% i would have defined obliques like Mr.Pitt's?

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    yep, its all the bodyfat.
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  10. #30

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    Originally posted by DKing:
    My abs get hammered from these exercises, especially front squats.
    Danny,
    Have you ever tried Zercher squats. I do these with a sandbag and they really work my abs.

  11. #31
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    My vote is for overhead squats. They will make you think regular squats aren't even a compound exercise.

  12. #32

    Obliques and Lower Abs

    Originally posted by DKing:
    Squat and deadlift sir. That is really the best answer I have for you. My abs get hammered from these exercises, especially front squats.

    Danny
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  13. #33
    Buk
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    I aim for 4 times a week, but have been throwing in a bit of ab work once and a while. It is usually incorporated with a cable chop or lift though.

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