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Do I have to train upper and lower abs separately for best results?
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
In brief: Not necessarily.
No single exercise can train the entirety of the rectus abdominus effectively through all the possible ranges of motion.
Separating upper and lower abdominal is one method, but the bottom line is a wide variety of exercises, that train all parts of the muscle and the obliques, both isolating and non-isolating are necessary. Constantly change the exercises, challenge in different ways for results.

In brief: Not necessarily.
No single exercise can train the entirety of the rectus abdominus effectively through all the possible ranges of motion.
Separating upper and lower abdominal is one method, but the bottom line is a wide variety of exercises, that train all parts of the muscle and the obliques, both isolating and non-isolating are necessary. Constantly change the exercises, challenge in different ways for results.
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