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Default Best and Worst Abdominal Exercises
by greeniz515 01-26-2010, 04:42 PM




The best ab exercises are surprisingly easy to do. This is the finding of a study done at the Biomechanics Lab at San Diego State University that looked at a variety of common abdominal exercises in order to determine the best ab exercises and what really works to strengthen abs. The study compared 13 abdominal exercises, ranging from the traditional ab crunch to more complicated activities, using at-home and gym equipment.

Each of the 13 exercises was ranked for muscle stimulation (measured with EMG) in the rectus abdominis, the external obliques and the internal onliques.

Best to Worst Exercises for Strengthening the Rectus Abdominis:
  1. Bicycle Crunch Exercise
  2. Captain's Chair Exercise
  3. Ab Crunch on an Exercise Ball
  4. Vertical Leg Crunch
  5. Torso Track
  6. Long Arm Crunch
  7. Reverse Crunch
cont'd here: http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/a...Best_Ab_Ex.htm
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interesting. i was figuring on seeing the hanging leg raise on the list. but nope. though i guess the captains chair movement is along those same lines.
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