Do We Still Rate Sit-ups/crunches?

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Jester, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    I am attempting to identify the best exercises for abdominal hypertrophy.

    Do we still rate these? Am not concerned with spinal flexion in the context of the discussion.
     
  2. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Good question. I'm trying to figure out the same thing. It's hard to find any exercises that you can load enough weight to make it not an endurance thing.
     
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  3. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    I appreciate cable crunches (standing or kneeling(, but they just don’t seem like quite the same thing.
     
  4. Old and Grey

    Old and Grey Super Moderator Staff Member

    Disregarding back issues, I always found a weighted crunch machine the best exercise to build strictly abdominal muscle. For overall core strength and safety, I believe planks to be the best. Theses exercises will not lead to a tapered look though. That takes diet.
     
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  5. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    The tapered look never really appealed to me ;)
     
  6. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah some of us are cursed/blessed with wide hips, thick waist, big core area in general... great for strong lifts but not so great for the classic v-shape.
     
  7. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Blessed mate, definitely blessed.
     

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