Working out abs and trying to gain weight?

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    Oct 18, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    im on a weight gainer thats high in calories at the moment because i want to bulk up a lot and i dont get enough calories per day. just wondering can i still work out my abs while on it? i dont want to burn off the extra calories which i need to get bigger but at the same time i want my chest and arms to get bigger, just not my stomach. any suggestions?
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    Oct 18, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    two seperate issues

    when ur trying to gain/ bulk just go for it, you can still maintain a decent waistline and some abs throughout, keep eating clean but just eat more, add around an additional 500 cals of clean foods and u should still maintain your mid section

    then you can do a cut to lose any excess you have gained over your bulking

    i gained a little around my mid section on my last bulk but not that much that anyone really noticed...i did 30 min abs , 3 times a week thoughout

    you burn more cals doing the compound moves - Deads, squats etc than ding abs...but the compound moves are essential

    i have 2 x mass shakes a day- 1200 cals- 90gs protein
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    Oct 18, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    cool, thanks for the advice man! icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 19, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    Why can't you? Just remember, you're going for strength not cardio.

    Drop the 100 situps in favor of 6-8 reps on an ab machine w/ heavy weight. Abs are just like any other muscle.
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    Oct 20, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    abs should be worked out like any other muscle group with at least 24 hours rest between. Many people over train abs doing 100 sit ups every day. you should do 3-4 set of around 15-20 reps or up to failure depending on your goals. You will most likely loose visibility of you abs as you gain size or weight, but when you cut after your weight gain- you will be able to see large strong abs.