View Full Version : good crunches???


Hurlex
09-21-2004, 10:47 PM
hey i just have a quick q..in the other thread soemone said that to do good crunches so it wont hurt u back and for u to do the work out good..."NOT to lift from behind your head"...so meaning then how do i lift when i come up? pure force? if someone can tell me how they do crunches(how they hold there arms etc..) i would really appreciate it..thanks you guys anywayz...

Ranger2408
09-22-2004, 03:36 PM
When you excercise you are supposed to isloate the muscle you are working out, put your hands behind your head and use only your stomach muscles to move up, if you do not like that then cross them over your chest, if you feel brave extend them straight up (so you are in a straight line) or put a weight on your chest .
hope that helps :)

Hurlex
09-22-2004, 04:36 PM
cool thanks man i really wanted to know

...doing weight lifting when trying to lose weight is a bad idea i know ur suppose to lose weight first before u start working on muscle...that way u lose weight fater and its not as hard

but abs workouts are not a problem right?

Ranger2408
09-23-2004, 03:12 PM
cool thanks man i really wanted to know

...doing weight lifting when trying to lose weight is a bad idea i know ur suppose to lose weight first before u start working on muscle...that way u lose weight fater and its not as hard

but abs workouts are not a problem right? no man combine the two, run and workout you increase your metabolism and lose the weight, there is no issue with doing both at the same time
although do not run BEFORE you lift weights, only after

Ranger2408
09-23-2004, 03:39 PM
sounds like you need a good workout and diet plan
try this www.askowen.com (http://www.askowen.com)
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spinksjinx
09-23-2004, 04:25 PM
no man combine the two, run and workout you increase your metabolism and lose the weight, there is no issue with doing both at the same time
although do not run BEFORE you lift weights, only after

Great post, It is a huge misunderstanding and misconception that if you lift weights you will get big...No it is the nutrition part that will get you your big burly muscles.

Ranger2408
09-23-2004, 04:33 PM
Great post, It is a huge misunderstanding and misconception that if you lift weights you will get big...No it is the nutrition part that will get you your big burly muscles. you need to consume 1 gram of protein per kilo of bodyweight to get the benefit.
also before you work out take protein in free from (powder) that way your muscles wont get broken down when you lift and you wont get the pain next morning

elveiel
09-25-2004, 08:09 AM
I agree with Garrett.

Building muscle and losing weight is fine, the bigger the muscles the more energy(kcal)they burn = weight loss!! lifting weight weight alone will help you lose weight!!

Running will help you lose weight but it will also help you lose muscle mass(not too much!) Your muscle mass changes to suit the activities you do. Which is a good thing because i can look smaller than some of the heavy gym users but still be stronger = KO them!!

hambone
12-28-2004, 05:40 PM
If the hands are behind the head, don't pull the head up. start slow and ans short chopping cruches. it's important to keep the lower back on the floor while you're doing them. start out slow. be patient or you'll do damage to your back.

hambone
12-28-2004, 05:40 PM
side crunches are also important.

spinksjinx
12-28-2004, 05:59 PM
side crunches are also important.



Bicycle crunches
Leg raises

Best in the business, satisfaction guaranteed

elveiel
12-28-2004, 06:12 PM
I'm thinking about the James Toney approach to sit ups!! :rolleyes:

http://www.boxingpress.de/fotos/toney.gif

Seriously, i dont do too many anymore, overworking your abs is for people who look in the mirror more then they fight.

the_painless
05-09-2005, 10:49 PM
When you come up it also helps to hold your position for a few seconds so you can really feel them burn before return to the ground. burn burn burn! i love it

FXXI
05-10-2005, 02:37 AM
why is it best to run AFTER you workout?

Dio2
05-10-2005, 10:26 AM
don't forget about incorporating a medicine ball sometimes. Also my understanding is that it is almost impossible to increase muscle and lose weight at the same time. I read that your body works on a priority system. With building more mass being the last thing your body does. If it doesn't have enough calories to maintain then it won't use any calories to build more mass.