Are planks good or should I do 30 million types of ab exercises like all people who look good?

Are planks good or should I do 30 million types of ab exercises like all people who look good?

CRIME Shirt $21.68

Yakub: World's Greatest Dad Shirt $21.68

CRIME Shirt $21.68

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been doing
    leg raises 3x25
    Chair crunches 3x25
    Russian twist 3x50
    Planks 3x80 seconds
    I feel like planks at the end if ab workouts are perfect.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      can you post your abs? did you have NO abs at all before starting working?

      i have low body fat and my abs are non existent, but I have an incredibly weak core.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've only been doing it a month and have like 20% bodyfat lol but I do get doms

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      pretty much the best use of planks. getting a bit of isometric hold in to make sure you didnt puss out on the other stuff

  2. 1 month ago
    Professional Spaniard

    I prefer the cobra pose over planks. Similar exercise, but solves multiple issues at once.

    Very often, abs not being visible is a matter of forward posture. By correcting your posture backwards, they tend to protrude more, if bf% is low enough.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP, planks ARE one of million gimmicky abs excercises people do. Think about it. You're staying completely still simply contracting you're abdominals, there is not concentric or eccentric, there is no ROM. What other muscles do you work out like this? Do you just take an EZ bar and hold it right in front of you for 30 seconds to train biceps? No, you curl that shit. The abs are no different. Situps are your go-to. The more ROM, the better, so roman chairs and GHR machines are perfect. Stretch as much as possible on the way down and go until the point of failure. Then hold a dumbbell behind your neck and overload. If you get wickedly strong at roman chair situps, you WILL have huge, juicy abs, no matter what.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Do you just take an EZ bar and hold it right in front of you for 30 seconds to train biceps?
      Not OP but you are a frickin moron
      What you are describing is called farmers walk and it does build muscle

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nah I'm talking about like a curl isometric paused in the middle of the movement. Listen, there's some room for isometric but they are provably inferior of muscle building.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Where did he say anything about moving with the bar?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >farmers walk build muscle
        Post forearms and forearm curl PR.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Do you just take an EZ bar and hold it right in front of you for 30 seconds to train biceps?
      Not OP but you are a frickin moron
      What you are describing is called farmers walk and it does build muscle

      You should plank with a plate on top. Shift weight forward and backward slightly to increase hypertrophy results.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There are definetly ways to progressively overload the plank, and it's worthwhile doing so, but it shouldn't be the bulk of your ab training.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >What other muscles do you work out like this?
      most of them
      >Do you just take an EZ bar and hold it right in front of you for 30 seconds to train biceps?
      yes

      Planks are an isometric exercise. Isometric exercises suck for hypertrophy. Do planks if you want to be good at keeping your core contracted for a long time.
      >inb4 isometrics are good for hyperthrophy
      Do you just hold the dumbbell instead of doing bicep curls?
      >inb4 it's different
      No, it's not. All muscles follow the same prinicple.

      >Do planks if you want to be good at keeping your core contracted for a long time.
      Sounds like a win to me, considering the function of the core is to stay stable.

      >farmers walk build muscle
      Post forearms and forearm curl PR.

      >Post forearms
      here
      >and forearm curl PR
      never done one

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i like to do hanging raises or ab wheel, i switch it up each day depending on how im feeling. 4 sets of 15.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Planks are an isometric exercise. Isometric exercises suck for hypertrophy. Do planks if you want to be good at keeping your core contracted for a long time.
    >inb4 isometrics are good for hyperthrophy
    Do you just hold the dumbbell instead of doing bicep curls?
    >inb4 it's different
    No, it's not. All muscles follow the same prinicple.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Planks are good for endurance, do leg raises if you want some hypertrophy training

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you only need hips and legs raises
    anything else is a waste of time unless you are bored and want "le variety"

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ab wheel + weighted crunches

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All you need for abs is leg raises. You just add a rep every time you do them and don't take full rest you do them in a pause set. Just hit failure rest 10 seconds rep out again and keep counting up until you're there. It's the most time effective way to do abs and it's always getting harder. I can do like 20 strict reps then 10 then 10 then 8 and 6 until I'm repping out 5 and 3 and my abs are on fire.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >All you need for abs is leg raises
      dyelhomosexual spotted

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    planks are killer for abs, the only reason they are overlooked is because morons don't know how to position themselves right

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *