which is good for your abs CROSS TRAINER VS CYCLE MACHINE???? Watch

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jeromekanoe
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is it either a cross trainer or a EXERCISE BIKE?
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Dunno? What do you mean? if you mean will it bulk upo your abs muscles, then no the resistance is no where near high enough. If you mean will it get rid of all the fat covering your abs and hiding your six pack, then you cant spot reduce.
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Hardly any cardio will be good for your abs, only thing you can do are ab-related exercises.

Such as sit-ups, crunches, seated leg tucks, and you can add weights to make things more challenging.
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LOL i love people who think cardio will build muscle...

Do some crunches - go here www.muscletalk.co.uk
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exercise bike is more for toning ur arse
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Hmmm, both the cross trainer and cycle machine will work your abs, you need core strength to do both properly, which one will work them more, I have no idea, in any case, it wouldn't make a difference.
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Get a treadmil, burn the fat. When your stomachs flat then do crunches and controlled leg raises.

It will be easy to get pacs once fat is reduced.
Ive got allot of fat at present as I intend of bulking up but as soon as I get my teadmil its gonna take around a month or 2 at the most to get my pacs back.

Its all about controlling your fat by eating the right foods.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
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Yeh get a treadmill instead of running outside...much better...please, stop spouting *****. Cross trainers and cycle machines burn fat too, they're probably better than running infact as they're non impact.
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I generally find i burn alot more calories with the treadmill compared to the cross trainer, as the treadmill keeps going even when u start to get tired whereas you can control the speed you do it at. But if you dont have much fat, machines such as the Turso Twist and Abdominal along with sit-ups (using the bench) are good.

Also at your local gym see if they have spinning classes as they are good for general fitness.
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cable crunches mother****er.
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screw machines... do bicycle crunches, they are poven to be the most effective
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Yes, proven by many scientific studies, care to show me them so I can get clued up to this exercise?
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anyway, nobody should care about their abs. focus on compound exercises for the big muscle groups and the bas will grow along with them...
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No, thats *******s, your abs don't grow if you don't work them, just like your arms won't grow if you don't work them.
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No, thats *******s, your abs don't grow if you don't work them, just like your arms won't grow if you don't work them.
uh, i was under the impression that abs, being core stabilising muscles, got quite a workout when doing several particular compound movements?

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Yes, they do, but then they are being worked aren't they? You said, don't work your abs, work the rest of your body(excluding abs) and they'll grow with them, which they won't. On the other hand if you did compound exercises which work other parts of your body and your abs, then yeh, they would grow.
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(Original post by imasillynarb)
Yes, they do, but then they are being worked aren't they? You said, don't work your abs, work the rest of your body(excluding abs) and they'll grow with them, which they won't. On the other hand if you did compound exercises which work other parts of your body and your abs, then yeh, they would grow.
don't be pedantic.
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I wasn't being pedantic, after you corrected yourself it seemed like it, but if you read your statement on face value(which is how you have to take 99% of the posts on here) then what you said was completely incorrect.
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fine, edited
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Why bother with abs anyway? They're only going to be noticeable if you have hardly any fat in that area. You're a guy and that's where a lot of fat is stored (at least you're not a woman, in that case it would be your arse).

I don't really get the appeal of having your abs showing anyway. Maybe it's just me... I don't know that many girls who are fascinated by a guy who has no fat whatsoever in that area. I think it's mostly guys who are fascinated by that...

I just want to know why you're focusing so much on your abs and not on just getting fit all round.
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