Resting abs and calves

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  1. scrot 'em

    scrot 'em New Member

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    I know that it's important to rest after working out, but I've heard that abs and calves are the few muscles that you can work out nearly every day without needing to rest.

    Is there any truth to this? Thanks!
     
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    my abs take about 2-3 days to recover fully.

    but i se no benifit of working out any muscle every day.
     
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    That's what I initially thought too, but I hear different from a few sources. I've also read accounts on a different forum where people do crunches every day.
     
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    i guess it could work, if you were doing like 50 sit up's a day or some other silly nonsence.
     
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    Hundreds upon hundreds of crunches in the morning. I even recently read about some old bodybuilder who did the same every day.
     
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    im no doctor, but there has got to be a better way.
     
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    Or how about you take it down to 2-3 ab workouts a week using weights and declines instead of doing 100's of crunches?
     
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    I guess it was more of a general question about resting these muscles. I only work out these muscles 2-3 times a week as is, but am just curious about what others have said about it.
     
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    I always hear you can do them every day too; Bruce Lee did :o. However I don't, I do them every other day. If I do them everyday I find when I start doing them the next day they are still sore from the day before. The one day rest works good for me.
     
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    why would you think that abs and calves are some type of special muscle that doesn't need rest?

     
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    I don't. It was just something I heard. It seems as though they do have a quicker recovery time and I can work them out every other day according to your quote (I'm not going for the body builder physique).
     
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    Sorry, I meant "you" as in "anyone that thinks this way", not just you.

    As far as training frequency is concerned, I would personally go with 2-3x/week with weighted exercises. A strong core is essential for most lifts (squat, dead, overhead presses, etc), and without that you run the risk of injury, progression limitation, etc
     
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    Ah, gotcha. :)

    I currently do 2-3x/wk with no weights. Generally I either do crunches on the ground in my living room while watching TV, or on an exercise ball. Once I get an inclined bench, I'll start using plates, but I'm just trying to get back into working out again slowly.
     
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