Weighted side bends....yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Female Training Discussion' started by shan, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. shan

    shan TID Lady Member

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    I am curious if any gals are including weighted side bends in their routine and if so, what have you gained from it. I was cautioned long ago about it and warned that it would make my waist "thicker" which would negate the V taper I am going for. I have since heard many variations on it, that light weight and high reps wouldn't cause thickening...high weights wouldn't cause thickening....so....whats the deal? I really really want to have "that waist" with the visible cut in at the hip....should I be doing these or not? My abs are in good shape, just under a lil layer of fat still LOL-just dying to hear what you all think (gals/guys everybody chime in please).
     
  2. MAYO

    MAYO Bad Mother

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    Worthless excercise IMO.....NEVER seen anyone with an impreesive physique use them. I'm a fan of crunching with a twist or using the oblique machines that hold ur legs still whil the upper body rotates a weighted sled.
     
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  3. AllTheWay

    AllTheWay TID Lady Member

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    never done them and never will. im with Mayo, complete waste of time and i always wonder why people waste their time on them. crunches and hanging leg raises. thats all a girl needs. :D
     
  4. GreatGunz

    GreatGunz VIP

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    I like lying on a decline b ench and sitting back till im about 35 degrees to the floor and hold my core tight and do pole twists
     
  5. shan

    shan TID Lady Member

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    so, my crunches, reverse crunches, bicycle, and hanging leg raises are good enough, I like to toss in woodchoppers sometimes, and I do planks too as a standard, regular and side planks....maybe I just have to do more :)
     
  6. AllTheWay

    AllTheWay TID Lady Member

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    if you want tight abs, you have to work them everyday, or almost every day. i work mine M-F every morning. have done as many as 300 HLRs every day for 2 months with ankle weights. bothered my back so now i am keeping to less than 100 and added back crunches.
     
  7. hardcore210

    hardcore210 Member

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    You'll thicken your obliques.
     
  8. jdjack

    jdjack MuscleHead

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    Obliques will grow faster than any muscle. Don't do them. Abs are made by eating less and working out more.
     
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  9. shan

    shan TID Lady Member

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    thanks for the info, I have never been interested in doing these really, but there are several gals in the gym who do them religiously (and I have seen trainers leading their clients in them) and I just wanted to know if maybe I was completely off base in thinking they were bogus LOL. I will just keep doing what I do, its coming together nicely actually, just want to be sure I am covering my bases.
     
  10. ajdos

    ajdos MuscleHead

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    JD took the words right outta my mouth, they grow fast!
     
  11. Growinboy

    Growinboy MuscleHead

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    ^^ I second that... Waste of time for a taper... So many people still believe the myth of spot reduction... Just doesnt happen...
     
  12. shan

    shan TID Lady Member

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    well, I cannot eat any less than I am without losing muscle as I am already losing more than I should at this point, and I work out hard for 7-8hrs a week, so I guess it's just keep at it for me.
     

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