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    Quote Originally Posted by shoc13
    matt or Mr. Coffee,

    How do u wear the e-pads when placed on ur abs? is it in an "x" pattern?

    Pad1a Pad2a
    \ /
    / \
    Pad2b Pad1b


    Shawn
    Shawn,

    I wear them like this

    [1a][1b]
    [2a][2b]

    I also ahve them firing at the same time.

    or if i'om using longer ones i just have 2 pads.
    and it hits all 3 abs at once, 1 on each side.
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    Cory if I get a estim unit will I be able to have abs like you????
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    hah I hope Shannon.

    Heres the thing about me, when I was hurt, the OT/PT lady said, there is no way you'll get your abs back even if you e-stimed for hours a day.

    I said O RLY.

    So I did, a ton, and they magically came back, even though I still can't do a sit up, my trunk has imporved a ton from e-stim and I now incoperate ball exericses.

    But yes, my stomach was copmletely flacid just like any other quad gut before I started e-stimming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee
    Shawn,

    I wear them like this

    [1a][1b]
    [2a][2b]

    I also ahve them firing at the same time.

    or if i'om using longer ones i just have 2 pads.
    and it hits all 3 abs at once, 1 on each side.

    Thxs bud

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    so any complete c7 quads or diff level quads see any differences? i mean, if the muscle aint innervated then it cant be consciously controlled and so how does the stim work in such a way that it'll give you abs when you have none to begin with?
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    I thought matt was a complete, and it works for him.
    If you can get a contraction, it will build muscle.
    It doesn't matter if you do it consciously or not, it can still build muscle I think.
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    yeah but hes a low level and he may have some spared abdominal muscles.
    would really like to try and see if it works for me, see what my pt says!
    do u have any ab control coffee?
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  8. #28
    I have some muscles but nothing to show or hold everything in. I think if I did like Cory all the time it would improve, but never look that good!

    So do I need to go to my doctor to get one of those units?? I haven't even checked into anything yet.
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  9. #29
    A trainer, back in my AB days, told me that even the baddest abs won't show if they have a layer of fat over them. So if you get abs like Cory's, plan to stay REALLY lean if you hope to show them off!

    If you built those badass abs by estim, they would still function as a muscular girdle to hold your organs in place, I guess? As I understand it, quadbelly is from the organs sitting there without that girdle holding them in. It is bound to better for you long term, if you can hold them in place. Better for your lower back, too, especially if you use a standing frame or get upright like that somehow.

    I wonder if estim stimulates digestion the way ab exercises do? Probably, I think, it's just mechanical. Muscle activity in the gut decreases food transit time, at least it always did for me.

    I have ab function of about 50%, I'm guessing. And it is lopsided due to good ol' Brown Sequard Syndrome. It is always interesting to see Cory sculpt his bod, since he's a quad like me. (Except younger, more disciplined and in far better shape! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by betheny

    I need shoulder/pec exercises. I have terribly bony shoulders and chest lately. At the top of the shoulders, where I believe delts should be, I have a bone that looks like a built in purse-hanger. Anybody?
    I just found this today. Sometimes it is hard to find things to tie theraband onto. Wonder how well this gadget works. Didn't see price yet either.

    http://wheelflex.com/
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