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    Question Muscle Recovery Times

    Does anyone know where to find a chart on muscle recovery times? I know most recovery times, the main one I am curious about is the abdominals. Does anyone know how long it takes your abdominals to recover from a workout? Is it ok to do an ab routine in the morning and evening, or will this just break down muscles.

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    Muscle recovery based on the intensity of physical activity. There is not really a standard. Yes training abs twice a day is too much. Abs are muscles just like every other muscle. Do you train any other muscles twice a day? Why would you want to train abs twice a day anyway? Ab training is not the way to a washboard stomach. Diet is.
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    abs are a fast twich muscle, so they can be exercised more than some other. most you would want to work abs are 3 times a week. like said above though, diet is key. eat like crap, and your abs will look the same.

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    not bustin your chops mate but this should be in the workout forum!

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    what about every day, goal is to make my abs super ripped, and my diet is clean. I am not talking about low reps but like 3 sets of 80-100 situps in the morning
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    Its all diet. My abs were super ripped in high school and I never did any kind of ab work. You have to be very lean is all. I wouldn't work abs every day. 2 or 3 times a week is plenty. But that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimp_C
    what about every day, goal is to make my abs super ripped, and my diet is clean. I am not talking about low reps but like 3 sets of 80-100 situps in the morning
    Not saying you are..but the cardio/ab homos at my gym work abs ED.That's about all they do tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle
    Not saying you are..but the cardio/ab homos at my gym work abs ED.That's about all they do tho.


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    First of all, I know the guys that you are talking about, and that is definately not me. I don't even work my abs at the gym, i do it at home.My diet is ultra clean, and my training is very good(4-5 times a week usually only do legs,shoulders,back,chest 1 time per week, on seperate days of course, and arms twice) I eat aproximatley 5 meals a day low carbs, low-moderate fat, and high protien, the only sugar I eat is in the milk that I drink, also take a couple of protien shakes a day. I have a good six pack, just want to make it better, and for the record whenI say situps, I actually mean crunches, reverse crunches, and leg raises.
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    bump, anyone else have any suggesstions

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    regarding abs, i have pretty good abs and they are strong because i use heavy resistance when training them- never just bodyweight. And i only train them once every four days (same frequency as calves)

    each time i train abs i only do one or at most 2 exercises. Most of the time it is one exercise. For example, i may do hanging knee raises with a 30 pound dumbell inbetween my legs and bang out 35 reps until failure. Crunches with a db behind your head, and weighted exercise ball crunches are basically the only 3 ab exercises i do. But just like training other body parts, i train my abs to failure- if you do this relatively infrequent ab workouts should yield excellent results

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    Want good abs? Heavy squats and deadlifts!

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