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    Thanks everybody.

    I'll start off by doing mountain climbers, windshield wipers, and hanging knee raisesand planks. I have a weak core plus my legs are long so right now hanging leg raises and dragon flags and l sits are impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceCorpsCaveMan View Post
    Are you sure you're doing planks correctly? You should be on you elbows, no your hands like a push up.
    Yeah I do them on my forearms
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    Does anybody have tips on how I can do planks without making my arms tired before my abs. The only effectiva ab exercises O can do now are Lsits and hanging leg raises because they don't make my arms fail. But it feels like those exercises only work my lower abs
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    how are you doing a plank? There is no way your arms should fail first being on your elbows. Are your pecs really weak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust View Post
    how are you doing a plank? There is no way your arms should fail first being on your elbows. Are your pecs really weak?
    Weak compared to what? If that's a yes or no question, I'd say yes. I bench 135 lbs 3x5. But it's actually my shoulders
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    Like your anterior deltoids?
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    Gadsie, go to youtube and look up "ridgeline fitness" or "adam ford."

    He does a ton of ab exercises on the balance ball (swiss ball, fitness ball) The exercises are a little different from the classic crunches.
    The ball has a way of isolating abs so that the abs will fatigue long before any other muscle.

    In general, to build bulk, you should be doing low reps at high weight, not high reps at low rate.

    But I agree with other posters: you're still young and you probably haven't filled out as a man.
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    Sounds to me like you need to integrate more actual lifting. Front squats should be on the menu.

    EDIT: I just saw your picture on the Before/After thread. You really need to pack on some mass if you want Men's Health-esque abs.
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    I just realized you've got threads on getting a six pack and getting bigger. Pick one bro, don't chase two birds. And since you're small and not able to move heavy objects start with that. Double whatever you're eating now and lift heavy things.
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    Search RKC Plank. Also try slow hanging leg raises and suitcase deadlifts.

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