abs need rest to grow/recover

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  1. DCyamaha

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    There is this lady at my gym that is going to be in some sort of miss fitness contest and I heard her talking to someone about her AB routine. She said she was doing 500-600 sit-ups/crunches every day.

    When I asked her about recovery time for her muscles, she said every muscle needs time to recover....EXCEPT ABS. I was like :ugh: ok. Then went back to lifting.

    what in the hell makes abs different than any other muscle?
     
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    :slap: her for me
     
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    fixed
     
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    abs r teh super muskles!!!1
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    contest time i do them 2-3 times a week but never too much volume
     
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    you know, this lady is in the gym a lot. That, combined with the fact that shes going into a fitness competition, you'd think she'd know a lot about ...well....FITNESS!

    I guess this is not the case.
     
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    i heard that from a high school gym teacher (real credible i know :rolleyes: ) but he said that abs and calfs can be worked every day...kinda bogus if you ask me
     
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    B/C abs and calves are typically more slow twitch oriented some people believe that they can be worked constantly. The truth is that they can but they will end up looking alot like the marathon runners thighs. If you want them to undergo hypertrophy like the rest of your body they need recovery time as well. Also thought should be given as to how you are working them, why train them with high reps and little or no weight when you know better than to do that for the rest of your body?
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    you will see some BB'ers out there with very thin abs and they actually look less conditioned. I made the mistake of not training abs in the 10 rep range with weight..it wont thicken your waist if your careful about the weight used. Thick abs > *
     
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    ummm yea not so much
     
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