Ab Sets in Between Other Set...?

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  1. m3 bavaria

    m3 bavaria Come again?

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    So, during a normal workout, I've been doing an ab set after each regular set, instead of saving them all until the end.

    For example, if I'm doing 3 sets of shoulder press, I'll do one set of shoulder press, then a set of crunches, and repeat 2 times.

    Is this more or less effective, or does it really even matter?
     
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    I don't think it matters.
     
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    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    its nice to keep ur heart rate up yet letting your shoulders and abs rest while doing so.
     
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    m3 bavaria Come again?

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    It's kinda what I was thinking.

    Our trainers made us do this when I played tennis, but now, my goals are quite a bit different.

    I figured it would give me a bit of aerobic benefit and help me slim down faster.
     
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    That is what I do.

    Far too often if I attempt to save all my ab workouts until the end I will skip it or half-ass it.

    Therefore, upon stretching (prior to workout) I will do 2 sets of 20 with crunches. Then, throughout my normal workout I will do hanging leg raises in between sets. Then, upon completion of my workout I will do 2 more sets of 15 with crunches.

    It usually turns out like this by the end of the workout:

    2 sets 20 crunches (prior to workout)
    4 sets of 10 hanging raises (during workout)
    2 sets 15 crunches (after workout)

    I do this 2 or 3 times a week usually.
     
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