Thread: Muscle Recovery Times
09-16-2005, 01:13 PM #1
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.
09-16-2005, 01:27 PM #2
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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09-16-2005, 01:46 PM #3Associate Member
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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.
09-16-2005, 01:50 PM #4
not bustin your chops mate but this should be in the workout forum!
09-16-2005, 01:53 PM #5
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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09-16-2005, 02:31 PM #6
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.
09-16-2005, 02:36 PM #7Originally Posted by Pimp_C
09-16-2005, 02:53 PM #8Originally Posted by Pinnacle
Last edited by Pimp_C; 09-16-2005 at 03:02 PM.
09-16-2005, 05:33 PM #9
bump, anyone else have any suggesstions
09-16-2005, 05:39 PM #10
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
09-24-2005, 02:05 PM #11
Want good abs? Heavy squats and deadlifts!
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