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Old 05-29-18, 05:12 PM
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Your best belly hiding shirt...


We all have that one shirt that does itís darndest to hide or at least reduce the appearance of the belly.
Show yours.
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Old 05-29-18, 05:14 PM
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Is that a thing?
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The best belly hiding shirt is one you sew while your doing crunches, dying* bugs, and stuff. By the time you finish sewing the shirt (all the while strengthening core), et voila! Your belly will be hidden. Throw the shirt away.

Not making fun: my belly's bigger'n yours.

*My son (strength and conditioning coach) and wife (PT) both say "dead bugs". But dead bugs don't move, and you move your legs around for this exercise. So "dying bugs".
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Old 05-29-18, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz View Post
The best belly hiding shirt is one you sew while your doing crunches, dying* bugs, and stuff. By the time you finish sewing the shirt (all the while strengthening core), et voila! Your belly will be hidden. Throw the shirt away.

Not making fun: my belly's bigger'n yours.
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Old 05-29-18, 05:38 PM
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That isn't a shirt...it is a "wife-beater"
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Old 05-29-18, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post


Heh....yea, that is the definition of poor technique that does little for your abs. He's basically working everything except his abs.
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Old 05-29-18, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
That isn't a shirt...it is a "wife-beater"
It is a real biking shirt with a zippered pocket in the back...canít really reach it...
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Heh....yea, that is the definition of poor technique that does little for your abs. He's basically working everything except his abs.
Well, as someone who did situps for a quarter century in the Army and completed master fitness school (not bragging, just posting a fact), I can tell you you're incorrect. As a matter of fact, in the 90's the Army almost changed the situps on the PT test to what that person is doing in the pic I posted. You were going to have to do a situp with arms extended and your wrists being required to go past your knees to count. It causes you to work your abs more as opposed to pulling on the back of your head to come up.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Well, as someone who did situps for a quarter century in the Army and completed master fitness school (not bragging, just posting a fact), I can tell you you're incorrect. As a matter of fact, in the 90's the Army almost changed the situps on the PT test to what that person is doing in the pic I posted. You were going to have to do a situp with arms extended and your wrists being required to go past your knees to count. It causes you to work your abs more as opposed to pulling on the back of your head to come up.
Just because you did them that way in the military doesn't mean they're "right" (AKA effective). My brother had his knees ruined by a ROTC instructor who knew nothing about running.

My criticism has nothing to do with arm position. He's using his hips to throw himself up and not his abs, most of the energy is being generated by his hip muscles---hence why you see his pelvis squirming about on the ground. That is the most common way situps are taught...and it doesn't do much for your abs. So little that with only a modicum of fitness and training anyone can do 50 or 100 of the things. Why? Because most of the energy being generated isn't coming from the abs, it is coming for your already giant hip muscles. Further, the faster you go on situps the less you work abs and more you work all the other muscles.

A far more effective isolated workout for your abs are ab curls like they do in Pilates (of which there are lots of variations):

How to Do Pilates Upper Abdominal Curls - dummies
https://gethealthyu.com/pilates-full-body-roll/

Even among it people who can do 50-100+ situps the way you posted....ask them to do 10 curls, and they'll be sweating and gasping...because overwhelmingly they're used to not using the abs for situps. You can't do curls without using your abs--but most people can do lots and lots of situps without using their abs at all.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Just because you did them that way in the military doesn't mean they're "right" (AKA effective).
It is right. That's not debatable, it's a fact. Nothing personal, but that's just reality.

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My criticism has nothing to do with arm position. He's using his hips to throw himself up and not his abs, most of the energy is being generated by his hip muscles
Your hips don't lift your body off the ground lol. That guy is using his abdominal muscles to come up. His hips are squirming a little bit but that's because nothing is holding his feet down. Same thing happens when you do regular situps with no one holding your feet.

And I don't read google links to get educated. I lived it.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
It is right. That's not debatable, it's a fact. Nothing personal, but that's just reality.



Your hips don't lift your body off the ground lol. That guy is using his abdominal muscles to come up. His hips are squirming a little bit but that's because nothing is holding his feet down. Same thing happens when you do regular situps with no one holding your feet.

And I don't read google links to get educated. I lived it.
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Experience. Google links. 10-4 good buddy
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What if you have no belly to hide? What shirt to use?
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I'm designing a new tactical shirt that uses light-bending technology to hid my paunch. It's going to be pricey, but oh so worth it!
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This is a bicycle forum... Not a wife beater forum. The number one cure to obesity is eating less food and doing more exercise. To put this thread in order, you should be riding your bike more often. That's what your belly is telling you. If you can't do that wear a looser fitting jersey and ensure that its black. Black makes you look slimmer. The eye uses shadows to see contours wearing black hides shadows, if you hide shadows objects look flatter.

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Originally Posted by billnuke1 View Post

We all have that one shirt that does itís darndest to hide or at least reduce the appearance of the belly.
Show yours.
Your cat doesn't care and has seen you nude. After that, just exercise if you feel self-conscious.

Besides that, it's a great place to perch Socks when I pet her.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Your hips don't lift your body off the ground lol. That guy is using his abdominal muscles to come up. His hips are squirming a little bit but that's because nothing is holding his feet down. Same thing happens when you do regular situps with no one holding your feet.
Yeah, I have that problem, can't do a situp unless I stick my feet under a barbell. Short legs, sort of skinny, hard to do a situp by yourself, your feet just come off the ground and you have to thrust your torso forward to sit up. It's that thrust forward that works the abs. You can see how much stress the guy puts on his abs at the moment of forward movement. He's doing alright, mostly because he's Doing It.

Buy Hey, what's a guy named Lazyass doing commenting on situps, anyway?
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All men's fashion (save athletic gear) is designed to hide imperfections.
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What if you have no belly to hide? What shirt to use?
In that case, you get to go shirtless with gusto.

Here you go TS.

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Guayaberas are pretty kick ass, I somehow managed to get married in one. Never tried it on a bike, though.
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If that's your best belly-hiding shirt I would hate to see a photo of you wearing your worst belly-hiding shirt. Just don't do it.

Everyone: What's the over/under on the number of cats he has?
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what a funny post....looks down...see's the need....hmmm yep im gonna read each reply LOL
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