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Jackson Yee 12-15-2012 06:53 PM

abs braced or abs puffed out?
Do you brace your abs tight like you are anticipating a punch to the stomach or do you expand and press your abs out like a"fat stomach" when lifting?


Thomas Brenden 12-16-2012 07:19 PM

The way I've heard it described is you let your belly expand all the way out with a big breath of air, then clamp your abs down tight, so you're squeezing on that air pressure and stabilizing the spine.

Greg Everett 12-18-2012 10:30 AM

I agree with Thomas. When wearing a belt, some will teach to push out against it, but I find that that happens naturally when you just brace the same way bc the belt is tightened a bit inside the normal brace circumference.

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