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To activate your abdominals you need to make sure your torso is bending. As other people have said, with hanging leg lifts its likely that you are working your hip flexors. Also, from what you say, it sounds as if you have fairly strong abs anyway. So it may be time to move to more advanced moves. Have you tried crunches on a Swiss ball? Adding in the ...


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Disclaimer: This answer is based on my experience with the exercises. Verify that it works for you (and adapt as necessary). I haven't done the cable crunches before; as a result, I'm not certain how effective it is. But based on the videos, the range of motion indicate (to me) that the effects will be felt most on the arms and not the abs (I'd like ...


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I've seen the minute figure pretty consistently. What to do next depends on who you talk to, but a lot of people seem to be suggesting dynamic plank techniques where you start in a plank or plank-like position and transition back and forth using different movements.


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The standard measurement for fitness is 60 - 90 seconds. If you can consistently perform plank (with good form) for this duration without breaking a sweat, it's time to increase the pressure. If you can really perform 120 seconds without breaking a sweat, it's time to bring out the big guns: Adding weights. Using instability balls.


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First off, you're referring to reps, but the plank is an isometric exercise. For that reason, a single plank might better be seen as a set. Another view I'd like to offer is that the actual time you do the plank might be more suited to be likened to reps. Rough example of what I mean: 120s bodyweight plank would improve mainly endurance -> low intensity ...


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If you can do a standard plank for 1 minute. It's time to make it harder. Move to a Swiss ball. Put your feet on an upside down bosu. Lots of options...


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From my personal experience, daily I do leg raises but on a bench with hands holding head end of the bench (almost same as lying on floor). I never felt it uncomfortable and there are no side effects AFAIK (I am doing it from quite a long time). In fact, I felt it more comfortable than lying on floor version.


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Keeping your hands by your side during leg raises (while lying on your back) or reverse crunches allows your hands to support your abs and that reduces the efficacy of the exercise. Putting your hands behind your head allows only your abs muscles (along with your thigh muscles) to perform the exercises. This is much more effective; however, it's harder to ...


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What abs exercises are you performing? How does your abs feel after every workout? (I know that Insanity videos come with at least one abs video and in many of the other videos, you are advised to always contract your stomach). If you are seeing the abs under the "flab", that shows that your abs exercises are working. You do indeed have the abs muscles, ...



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