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    question about working abs

    I am working them twice a week on sunday and wednesday
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    cardio 1st
    ab's decline crunches
    knee raises
    seated ab machine and i try to hit side crunches here

    wednesday
    cardio
    ab's decline crunches
    seated ab machine

    is this enough ab work.. i know diet and cardio is the trick but is this enough work for them?

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    yes sir

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    i like that im gonna copy cool rigth ok

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    wellonly you will know if its enough work on them....how long have you been doing this and what kind of results have you seen?

    the only thing i dont like in your routine is the machine....just never been a fan of machines for abs but it may work for you. I like using a weight over my head while sitting on the swiss ball or hanging legs raises.

    train em like you do every other muscle. Change it up and see what works best for you.

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    i train my abs every day, got great results

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    i do twice a wk. any more is overtraining

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    Any more than twice a week is overtraing??? I though abs were dif?
    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.Sust View Post
    i do twice a wk. any more is overtraining

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovesus View Post
    Any more than twice a week is overtraing??? I though abs were dif?
    train abs like you train any other muscle

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    Once a week 8-12 sets total. Twice a week 4-6 sets total. Reverse crunches on a decline bench and weighted crunches on an Abench are the only 2 exercises you need.

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    Abs are just like every other muscle bro. They need to be trained hard, but also need rest.

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    in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding
    Arnold saids train abs every day 5 sets of each

    he said ''i recommend training abs in every workout''

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    I like 3 times a week myself but thats only if you like the cardio

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    Quote Originally Posted by will_work View Post
    in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding
    Arnold saids train abs every day 5 sets of each

    he said ''i recommend training abs in every workout''
    That's true. I've read that book and he says to alternate crunches and reverse crunches every workout, doing 5 sets of 25 reps at each workout.
    However, never take what a pro says as gospel. Just because it works for them, doesn't mean it will work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie Rowland View Post
    Once a week 8-12 sets total. Twice a week 4-6 sets total. Reverse crunches on a decline bench and weighted crunches on an Abench are the only 2 exercises you need.
    What about abdominal vacuum exercises? Goal dependent?

    I train my abs 2x/week and use weights with each exercise (except ab vacuum lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish&Andy View Post
    That's true. I've read that book and he says to alternate crunches and reverse crunches every workout, doing 5 sets of 25 reps at each workout.
    However, never take what a pro says as gospel. Just because it works for them, doesn't mean it will work for you.
    yes very true.....

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