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    Best time to do abs in a workout?

    When should I do abs? I feel like if I finish my workout then do abs and dont take my protein shake then that takes away from the benefits the protein gives the body part that I just worked that day....

    Basically should I do abs

    1- After my workout and drink protein shake after abs
    2- After my workout and drink protein shake after workout
    3- Before workout (feel like I wouldnt have as much energy for real workout)
    4- At another time during the day (going back to the gym would be annoying)
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    nutrient timing < hitting daily macros

    1- out of the 4 choices, this seems to be the most logical
    2- good luck hitting abs after killing a protein shake.. id be sick
    3- if this works for you go for it.. i don't like working core before heavy lifting
    4- going back to the gym just to finish abs would be illogical
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    The window for your pwo is at least 30 minutes giving you plenty of time to blast your abs after you lift.
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    So 20 minutes of abs after my workout would be fine?
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    I don't see a problem with it.

    I don't think your body switches "modes" from lifting to repairing until you stop working out.

    So if you hit your abs hard it should be like lifting for an extra 20-30 minutes.
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    Originally Posted by gettinbig12 View Post
    So 20 minutes of abs after my workout would be fine?
    yes stop worrying
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    Wake up, have nothing for 2 hours, and work your abs on an empty stomach. It makes such a difference when compared to working the abs after having food that its weird.
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    Originally Posted by BLUETEA View Post
    Wake up, have nothing for 2 hours, and work your abs on an empty stomach. It makes such a difference when compared to working the abs after having food that its weird.
    Is this real? I always eat sometime in the day before I workout because I thought you are supposed to...
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    Originally Posted by allsweaty View Post
    I don't see a problem with it.

    I don't think your body switches "modes" from lifting to repairing until you stop working out.

    So if you hit your abs hard it should be like lifting for an extra 20-30 minutes.
    Yeah was curious about this... Anyone else have any info/opinions?
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    Originally Posted by gettinbig12 View Post
    Is this real? I always eat sometime in the day before I workout because I thought you are supposed to...
    Ofcourse you're supposed to. But we're talking about abs here. I learned this from someone who's really, really, reallllyyyyy ripped. It works for me. When I do abs, I go attend my classes and then come back 2-3 hours later and do p90x's ab ripper x followed by 4 sets of standard crunches. You will see your abs stick out infront of your eyes. Trust me.
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    Originally Posted by BLUETEA View Post
    Ofcourse you're supposed to. But we're talking about abs here. I learned this from someone who's really, really, reallllyyyyy ripped. It works for me. When I do abs, I go attend my classes and then come back 2-3 hours later and do p90x's ab ripper x followed by 4 sets of standard crunches. You will see your abs stick out infront of your eyes. Trust me.
    Are they just popping out at the time of the workout or are the long term effects better too?
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    Originally Posted by gettinbig12 View Post
    Are they just popping out at the time of the workout or are the long term effects better too?
    Long term too. But the most important things you have to look for when trying to make your abs show permanently is your body fat percentage and the food you eat. Eat a lot of greens.
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    So does anyone have a few good ab exercises that would take around 20 minutes
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    bump?
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    I usually do them before my workout to fill the protein towards a hard lifting.
    Plus it helps me from any rare stomach cramps.
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    Is this a frickin joke? Seriously, just train your abs in your workout at the end.
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    Originally Posted by gettinbig12 View Post
    bump?
    Brother, just do them regardless of the time of day. I work out in the evening and consume food all day long so AM is not the only time you'll see results. The point is to eat clean and do the work. If you want cuts, you'll have to do some weight exercises (machine crunch, rope crunch, etc.). Keep reps at 10-12. If you are doing an insane amount of reps you are either not doing the exercises correctly or the weight is too low. Good luck!
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    Originally Posted by gettinbig12 View Post
    Yeah was curious about this... Anyone else have any info/opinions?
    Yes,if you hit your abs with high intensity (and heavy weights), your body is still in the workout mode. Therefor you should start the "windowtimer" after you're done with abs.
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