Lads, give me some good exercises to strengthen lower abs. All I really do now is v ups and hanging knee raises.
OP here. Well what the hell am I doing wrong? I deadlift, squat, do said exercises and still no six pack. My diet isn't perfect but it's not bad either. I basically have a 2 pack maybe a 4 pack when I flex.
No, it's literally one sheet of muscle that is visible on the outside. Besides, abdominal muscles are all smooth muscle, I believe, which means they wo'nt respond nearly as much as striated skeletal muscle. (I can tell from reading your post you are a skeleton.)
Also, if you're doing deads, squats etc and a few leg raises/other abdominal exercises you're getting plenty of stimulation.
The best you could do for your lower abs is lose weight and learn proper fucking posture. Posture becomes automatic after a few weeks/months of consciously using proper posture.
Are you all fat, dyels or retards?
Can you stomach roll? It's literally stimulating different parts of the abs.
Just because a moron on YT says it doesn't mean it's true. Upper abs and lower abs aren't different muscles. There is multiple muscles in the stomach area, but the bumps are ONE muscle. I'll show a diagram that is pretty easy to understand.
Rectus abdominis, the ones that are most visible and whaet everyone thinks of when they say "abs" is a single mussle.
You are clearly dyel. Lie on your floor and raise your legs, the lower part of the abs are clearly taking the load here. Now do some crunches, notice how the lower part almost isn't getting any work?
"Lower abs" not being visible usually aren't a result of the area not being developed well enough. More often than not, you have strong lower abs (assuming you have visible abs already), and they're just covered with fat.
The key, then, shouldn't be to do exercises that develop your lower abs, but rather to cut so that they can really show. Keep doing the hanging leg raises and v-ups to maintain, but consider a change in diet and mixing in some cardio in order to get make them visible.
Crunching movements are better at activating the upper part of the abs and movements that move the lower body, such as hanging or lying leg raises, are better at targeting the lower parts which results in a more prominent adonis belt.
Oke so this friend of mine(who is basicly the guy who got me motivated to go the gym) always told me six pack is bf%. While i started cutting and doing way more exercises for it. Well I notice a big difference with 2 months ago and I was wondering, is he right or is it a combination of the two?