I what the videos of Muscle and Motion all the time. As i have said before they are the best in animation in training I have ever seen. BUT, do the know that many of their materal may be old…as I would say. Here is a great video on “chest” BUT when you start doing upper and ower chest with a bar you reduce the range of motion and the arms tire out first. So I developed my version of cables that I feel just work upper and lower directly. You decide.
Muscle Coach version
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Damn, I have been looking where to buy this ab bench for a long time. Finally one of the readers sent me a link. I had alot to due to the design and use way back in the Ironman days. SO, I find the link to buy it and go to the You tube videos on how to use it. Guess what ? All the videos are wrong. The users do not know how to use it. Check out the wrong way here. Then I give you the right way. They don’t get the full stretch, thus not working the abs through a full range of motion. This bench is well worth the money.
Just incase you don’t have an ab bench or can’t find one, try this .
Check Out the rest of the ways to use it on my Yout Tube page. It is so amazing to me that people just don’t understand in 2017 how the abs acually work.
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Everyone that has followed my writings on Abdominal muscles knows I have always questioned why these muscles, for some reason are treated any different than any other muscle. I asked Scott Howell, Phd. to do a search for me and this is what came up.
Fibre types in human abdominal muscles.
Häggmark T, Thorstensson A.
Histochemical muscle fibre composition was studied in biopsied from the four different muscles of the abdominal wall (rectus abdominis, RA, obliquus externus, OE, obliquus internus, OI, and transversus abdominis, Tr) in 13 normal human subjects (9 females and 4 males, age 24-55 years) undergoing gall-bladder surgery. Muscle fibres were classified as Type I, IIA, IIB or IIC on the basis of their myofibrillar ATPases’ pH lability. There were large inter-individual variations in fibre composition, whereas, in general, the differences between the different muscles were minor or non-existent. Mean fibre distribution ranges were 55-58% I, 15-23% 22A, 21-28% IIB, and 0-1% II C fibres. The least fibre diameters were similar for all types and muscles (range of means 50-54 micrometer) except for Tr in which the Type II fibres were smaller (mean 45 micrometer). There was a high correlation in the size of Type I vs. II fibres and Type IIA vs. IIB fibres in all layers. The oxidative potential (NADH-diaphorase staining intensity) appeared high in Type I fibres and low in Type II fibres, irrespective of subgroups. Thus, based on histochemical fibre composition, the different abdominal muscles appear to have a similar functional capacity. However, functional differences between individuals were indicated by the large inter-individual variation in muscle fibre distribution.
I always laugh when I see people talking about strength training for the abs. Why you ask? For some reason they think the abdominal muscles are made of a different muscle than every other muscle in the body. Maybe you have fast twitch-slow twitch and abominal twitch. Here are two videos that should make you think abut what you have missed by all this fancy abdominal training the media feeds you.