How Strong Are Your Abs, Really?


How do you test your ab strength? Nick Tumminello has a couple of ideas.

Warning : the tests are harder than they look. Enjoy.


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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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Training for the Planche.

Up for a challenge?

Cool of the Evening.The superb summer weather today seemed to delight the thousands of tourists shuffling along the Royal Mile, and it managed to persuade me to do a little shuffling myself and engage in a cool evening workout. The cooler air allowed me to slightly increase the tempo, and I worked through a similar pattern to last friday with the addition of a bit of calf work (the calves seem to have been forgotten a bit lately) and a little more ab work. Always a fun way to finish things off.
3 Things You MUST Know About Sandbag Training.The Ultimate SandbagThese 3 'rules' (guidelines really) outline the importance of a serious, progressive strategy for your sandbag work; as well as describing how to achieve exactly that. Good stuff.
Finally, a Wider Bar.Over the past few months I've managed to obtain a combination of standard and olympic weight plates and bars. (The standard stuff came with the bench). Gradually I'm using the standard stuff for less and less, primarily to keep the amount of plate-changing to a minimum.
Cooling Down.

There's a fine line between being ready for action and pre-exhaustion.



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