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    trying to make my ABS grow and pop out

    I was wondering..as I am trying to increase size and definition of my abs what kind of training approach is better..training them once or twice a week or almost every day?
    Right now I train them like 25 minutes a day, but most times I struggle to reach failure with lots of exercises and struggle to focus on the lower abs. The only one that seams to work ok is hanging legs or knee raises .and few times i get tired not by core engagement but by the fact that my upper body needs a rest. Especially my lower abs are very lazy even with leg raises.
    Would it be better trying to train them for 45 min twice a week instead?
    To be said is that I struggle to gain mass , in general, due to 2 bowel operations and bowel diseases that do not let me have a big food intake and don't let me absorb nutrients properly.
    That's what made me think that maybe I am overtraining them .
    Any suggestions?
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    you won't change the size too much, as much as you would the density. 2x a week is good, you don't have to hit them until failure, concentrated, proper reps, slow burn 4x12 is good for crunches, same range for hanging knee raises.

    Originally Posted by lavinia88 View Post
    I was wondering..as I am trying to increase size and definition of my abs what kind of training approach is better..training them once or twice a week or almost every day?
    Right now I train them like 25 minutes a day, but most times I struggle to reach failure with lots of exercises and struggle to focus on the lower abs. The only one that seams to work ok is hanging legs or knee raises .and few times i get tired not by core engagement but by the fact that my upper body needs a rest. Especially my lower abs are very lazy even with leg raises.
    Would it be better trying to train them for 45 min twice a week instead?
    To be said is that I struggle to gain mass , in general, due to 2 bowel operations and bowel diseases that do not let me have a big food intake and don't let me absorb nutrients properly.
    That's what made me think that maybe I am overtraining them .
    Any suggestions?
    Sincerely,

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    Thanx

    Thank you so much maiseu. I will see how it goes durin the next couple weeks then is reverse crunch with cable resistance good for lower abs, in your opinion?
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    My first thought when I saw ABS vs abs in the title.




    I'd be really surprised if you were capable of overtraining your abs. Your abs look pretty insane already to me. What do you want them to look like?
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    These should help brah I have them on my 05 STi

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    I agree with Maiseu but I'd like to add that it's extremely important that you squeeze your abs real hard during the exercise, and maintain constant tension on them.

    I'm not really sure what more you could do for them though, because damn, they're pretty impressive already.
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    Originally Posted by lavinia88 View Post
    Thank you so much maiseu. I will see how it goes durin the next couple weeks then is reverse crunch with cable resistance good for lower abs, in your opinion?
    never done it myself.
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    decline sit ups with a weight on chest?
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    Thankyou Roidmonster55 -.-" I will try slow down the pace of exercises in order to squeeze harder and deeper . Let's see how it will go

    Originally Posted by Roidmonster55 View Post
    I agree with Maiseu but I'd like to add that it's extremely important that you squeeze your abs real hard during the exercise, and maintain constant tension on them.

    I'm not really sure what more you could do for them though, because damn, they're pretty impressive already.
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