I really don't have the time to do abs at the gym after my workouts most of the times becouse I train right before school in the morning, so I had the idea of making up a whole workout for abs to do once a week.
Does it work? or is it better for me to do my abs workout every day even if I do at home on the floor?
Thread: Abs workout once a week?
08-11-2008, 03:22 PM #1
Abs workout once a week?
08-11-2008, 03:44 PM #2
if you want defined abs you need to have low BF%... i think typically under 10% is good for ab visibility.
how many times a week you work them depends on you as an individual... what works for one guy might not work for you. but typically abs recover faster than let's say a large muscle like the pecs. I think 48 hours of rest recovery time is plenty for abs... for me personally. I know of some people who just hit their abs once a week and have great definition.
I would advise you to try once a week, with a good ab routine. See what kind of results you're getting with that. If it doesn't work out like you want it to... than try hitting your abs at home later on the floor, like you said.
08-11-2008, 03:52 PM #3
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I have just started doing intense training about two months ago. Have a lot of lifting experience, but haven't trained like this ever. I still have a good amount of body fat so I don't target my abs much. Do you think it is worth making a point to get my abs in a couple of times a week while I am still trying to lose body fat? I already do squats, deadlifts, etc. once a week. I don't want to get the "pot-belly" abs later on.
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01-29-2012, 07:21 PM #7I did it because I wanted to, because I had to.... But mostly, because YOU said I couldn't!
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