ok to work abs everyday?

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  1. wtf

    wtf New Member

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    im starting to do cable crunches. i am NOT doing them to make my abs more visible, i understand that is only possible with watching your diet very carefully. and because i am trying to bulk up, eating a small amount of calories and doing cardio makes no sense.

    anyways, i was wondering if its ok to work out the abs daily. some people say they need 48 hours of rest like any other muscle, but other people say its fine for them to be worked out daily. what are you opinions?:wiggle:
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    I prefer 4x a week. 2 days weighted, normal set/rep schemes (4 sets of 10, etc) and 2 days of unweighted high rep shit
     
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    your username reminds me of this

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    would you work any other muscle group everyday? or even 4 times a week? c'mon maine.
     
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    ^ besides the obvious curls in the squat rack
     
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    If you're not taking it to total failure... then 'yes'.
    Though unnecessary.
     
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    they're still gonna need some rest
     
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    I work abs, rear delts and lats everytime I walk into the gym. That's 5 or 6 days per week!!
     
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    full, hard, working sets?
     
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    No, I do 100 purple band face pulls and pushdowns, 1 pulldown exercise for 3 sets of 15 and I do abs, weighted, different exercise everyday for 3-4 sets of 8-20 reps.
     
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    Gotcha, thx
     
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    I find having intense days followed by lighter "maintenance" days work the best, at least for me. I saw a lot in terms of functional progression from last year to this year I work em 5-6 days a week.
    Plus with the low BF it gave me a great looking core.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Do abs every other day, rememeber your abs are just like any other muscle, and they can still be overtrained.
     
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