Old 06-01-2015, 16:38   #1
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I have previously spent many years doing power lifting, which I have since moved away from for my training. However, due to my power lifting I have a lot of trouble with sit ups. My quads always severely overpowered my hip flexor, so the became almost useless.

I am trying to increase my sit up count, but need some accessory movements to activate my hip flexor more. I have a strong core, was able to stabilize 500+lbs on my back to squat, yet struggle to crack out more than 50 sit ups.
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Old 06-01-2015, 16:48   #2
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Saw your intro also. The best way is knock them out at your stage.
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Old 06-01-2015, 17:15   #3
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I agree with Joker, do lots of them.
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Old 06-01-2015, 17:26   #4
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Old 06-01-2015, 17:53   #5
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Will do. Appreciate the input.
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Old 06-01-2015, 21:22   #6
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Old 06-01-2015, 21:31   #7
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:14   #8
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You have learned the lesson of bulk- Not good for much of anything other than NFL interior lineman and power lifting. Much better off leaning down. If you need to lift, use light weights, lots of reps...
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Old 06-08-2015, 14:39   #9
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GHD sit ups will increase your hip-flexor strength/ endurance.
Put them in the same workout you do box jumps and you will double-work the flexors.
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Old 06-08-2015, 22:15   #10
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I have since backed off the weight training, and drastically increased my "athletic" training. Pushing my way down below 200 in the next 2-3 weeks. I am trying to piece together a new routine, however I think I should just do the Selected program since that is what seems to be recommended by all.
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Selected programs are good but you know your body. Look at what works for you to get to the desired end state. Sometimes it is different.
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