Is it important to always flex your abs while doing any lift?

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  1. HalfPastGone

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    yes, it is called staying tight.
     
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    i dont think i actively think about flexing my abs, but i would assume it just happens when i lift anyway
     
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    so just on pushing, pulling and pressing exercises? :mamoru:
     
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    i was doing tricep pushdowns and i noticed my stomach wasnt flexed at all.. then i flexed and realized it was more tiring...

    doubt it will get rid of my pot belly :hs:
     
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    the point isnt to get rid of a pot belly, its to keep yourself safe.
     
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    its important to keep the pressure doing certain lifts, helps you lift more weight
     
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    I flex my abs when I'm leaving a big dump :mamoru:
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    if you are doing some db presses try a few reps totally relaxed then a few reps tight (abs flexed). I notice a lot more power when tight.
     
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    Careful bro I got a hemmorhoid doing that once.
     
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    I usually look like I'm trying to turn super sayian when I take my dumps. :noes:
     
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    i flex my abs when i :wackit:. Gives you a more intense orgasm
     
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    Going to try this out, brb :wackit:
     
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    ya, same here....
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    who doesn't flex their abs at all times? never know when a babe is gonna touch your stomach.
     
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    Try doing overhead squats without flexing your abs.
     
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