How many days a week do you do abs?

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    Aug 22, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    I do them every other day.
    Days 1,5 I do non-weighted
    Days 3,7 I do weighted.

    What about you, and what were your results like?
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    Aug 22, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    I only do them once a week. Sometimes I even skip it....I guess they aren't all that important to me.
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    Aug 22, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    2-4x/wk

    But that'll go up to 5x/wk when I get back to SoFla, where I"ll have my home gym setup again.
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    Aug 22, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    Every work out (which is every other day). Either one the ball crunches, or hanging from the pull up bar - knee raises.
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    Aug 22, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    twice a week does the trick
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    Aug 22, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    A few times a month when it occurs to me. I don't like ab exercises and abs are made in the kitchen. Not the gym.
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    Aug 22, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    sage91 saidI do them every other day.
    Days 1,5 I do non-weighted
    Days 3,7 I do weighted.

    What about you, and what were your results like?


    Post a pic of your abs . I would like to see what everyday ab work
    Looks like.
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    Aug 22, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    LAGuy1979 saidA few times a month when it occurs to me. I don't like ab exercises and abs are made in the kitchen. Not the gym.
    I work abs along with my entire core...not for loks, but to prevent my L4 and L5 from herniating...again.

    And 5x/wk definitely feels better than what I've been doing lately. As it stands, my right foot as been tingling some if I sit too long (which I have to for work). Gotta step it up a bit, but get tired of the same exercises all the time. I've got lots of core equipment back home to prevent burnout.
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    Twice a week. once weighted and active the other planks etc.
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    every workout (3-4 x's per week)...they won't show unless you work on your diet at the same time.
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    About 2-3 times a week.
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    4X/week
    After weights and before cardio.
    Each of those days has some different ab/core exercises.
    I think it's the reason that my waist size isn't narrower (added size of lower ab muscle).
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    The way to "do abs" is in the kitchen, daily.
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    It's a muscle like any other. I do it once a week, small sets with heavy weights, just like pecs, quads, etc. I should mention my bulk diet won't let it show for a while.
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    3 times a week. I do about 5 sets and a drop set on the crunch machine at the gym and that's basically all I do for them.
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    Aug 23, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    You must take the abs to their limit at least once a week for an 6-8 pack definition.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 23, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    Just don't work them every day.
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    Aug 23, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidJust don't work them every day.
    Unless it's someone else's abs you're "working." icon_wink.gif
  • USMC8804

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    Sep 03, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    I do them 4x a week, for atleast 30 min
  • suedeheadscot

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    Sep 09, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    I do them 3 times a week, plus at a core-flex-balance class i attend, I do them there too a wee bit. I have not got a 6pack and have no intention of getting one but I have kept reasonably flat and I'm happy.
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    Sep 09, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    I usually do abs 4-5 times a week for a duration of fifteen minutes. Seems to work out pretty well, but the diet is what's really helping 'em pop. (not that that's saying much in my case icon_neutral.gif)
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    There are no "lower ab muscles." It's all the same muscle and worked the same way. If you do leg lifts, you are mainly doing a hip flexor exercise, working your psoas muscle as the agonist and your abs are the stabilizers. Your abs are stabilizers in a bench press and squat too.

    I never do leg lifts anymore. If I want to work the V-cut (cum gutters), I just lift heavy on my psoas muscle doing hip flexion on the hip flexor rotary machine.

    The reason people concentrate on their "lower abs" is because that's the first place fat is stored on the body. You won't get rid of that fat until you create a consistent caloric deficit in your diet. It will be the last place the fat leaves. Also, if you're like me, my body just has no deep connective tissue for creation of the extra segments some fitness models have. I have a 6-7 pack even at 5% body fat (when I was 16 and a 2 a day swimmer at 150 lbs). You have to be born to the right parents to have the segments. I will never have an 8-10 pack that looks good in a magazine or HD photo. (edit: without plastic surgery)
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    bluey2223 saidThere are no "lower ab muscles." It's all the same muscle and worked the same way. If you do leg lifts, you are mainly doing a hip flexor exercise, working your psoas muscle as the agonist and your abs are the stabilizers. Your abs are stabilizers in a bench press and squat too.

    I never do leg lifts anymore. If I want to work the V-cut (cum gutters), I just lift heavy on my psoas muscle doing hip flexion on the hip flexor rotary machine.

    The reason people concentrate on their "lower abs" is because that's the first place fat is stored on the body. You won't get rid of that fat until you create a consistent caloric deficit in your diet. It will be the last place the fat leaves. Also, if you're like me, my body just has no deep connective tissue for creation of the extra segments some fitness models have. I have a 6-7 pack even at 5% body fat (when I was 16 and a 2 a day swimmer at 150 lbs). You have to be born to the right parents to have the segments. I will never have an 8-10 pack that looks good in a magazine or HD photo. (edit: without plastic surgery)


    Very informative...
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    I work abs 3- 4x/ week, with at least one day weighted. I try to do a variety of exercises so I'm never doing the same routine twice. And as has been pointed out already, most of the work is done in the kitchen!
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Twice a week.

    Tristan