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Old 12-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
Jackson Yee
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Default 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?

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #3
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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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