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    jewfro18 is offline First Set
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    Overworking abs???

    I have heard some people say that abs can be worked out everyday, and other say that its like any other muscle and it needs a rest such as doing it every other day...anyone know the real answer to this...right now i workout my abs on mon, wed, fri, but if it's alright to go 5 days a week I would love to....thanks for any help

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    (Silent) is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    In Arnold's book "Body building for men" he suggest you do abs every single day

    Figured Arnold Schwarzenegger's word might give you the final answer you wanted

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    Why are abs different from any other muscles which need rest to repair and become bigger/stronger? Is this some unique trait of the abdominal muscles?

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    long as you dont do 500 a day, cause thats wasting your time do about 50 a day with different variations

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    I would think abs can be worked everyday because they are small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken4466 View Post
    long as you dont do 500 a day, cause thats wasting your time do about 50 a day with different variations
    That's not true. i used to do 3000 every day in sets of 50 's and hundereds and on every conceivable angle you could imagine. the reason that works is because by conditioning it as an endurance muscle , and onn those many different angles, it turns into strength . this happens because the angle you hold your alignment on ( of how everything stacks up inthere) in conjunction with the breathing training them endurantly teaches you, causes a hardness and stability that cannot be imitated or replaced. look at the motion of a boxer's abdomin and imagine how long he might train that and through how many reps.

    the idea is nOt to make those muscles bigger .. besides.. you thaat by the way you feed them regardless.

    Cheers.

    Blooming Lotus.

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    because its small? so i guess i should do 3x10 biceps curls everyday too.. because they are small?

    treat you're abs like every other muscle.

    If you are like arnold, train like arnold, are you packed on steroids. no? then dont do abs every day

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    jewfro18 is offline First Set
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    aight now im getting different suggestions from everyone...i got some people telling me yes, becuase arnold did it, a guy whose opinion i trust, then karky brings up a good point bout arnold roiding lol...however, karky also doesnt look like the biggest person to me either (no offense)...anyone who can give me a professional opinion here? thanks for any help again...

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    AlexFromLietuva is offline First Set
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    I do believe biceps can get alot bigger than abs. Have you seen abs bigger than biceps? I sure as heck havent hehe. If your abs are sore, give them rest that the bottom line.
    Last edited by AlexFromLietuva; Jan. 20/07 at 07:16 PM.

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    Proteinboy is offline training 2 b a genius@hardwork
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexFromLietuva View Post
    I do believe biceps can get alot bigger than biceps. Have you seen abs bigger than biceps? I sure as heck havent hehe. If your abs are sore, give them rest that the bottom line.
    lmao u said that you think biceps can get bigger than BICEPS! lol! and trust me; karky knows what hes talking about. hes trustworthy

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    AlexFromLietuva is offline First Set
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    its fixed . And instead of laughing at a mistake you could have just PMed me, wouldnt make use sound as bad .
    Last edited by AlexFromLietuva; Jan. 20/07 at 07:25 PM.

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    Proteinboy is offline training 2 b a genius@hardwork
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    heh it was funneh to me : D i do that all the time; im lucky i check before i post it

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    Off-topic: what type of cholesterol does whey protein have(ON's 100% whey gold standard)? Ic ant seem to a find a topic that dicusses if its good or bad cholesterol, since there is quiet alot of it.

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    Navy_flyer2B is offline Warming Up
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    I wholeheartedly disagree with an everyday workout for abs. I do crunches with a cable on 50-65 pounds and then use 12 pound medicine ball to do rotations for obliques and if done properly, my abs are WAY sore the next day. If I was to do this every day on sore abs, I'd injure myself. Abs are no different. You should give yourself a couple of days between workouts and CERTAINLY until they are no longer sore. Sometimes I have to wait a week or so until my abs aren't sore after a good hard workout. I apply this philosophy to all my muscle groups. If they are sore, don't work them out! Simple.
    K-I-S-S always works

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    Quote Originally Posted by lma1973 View Post
    Why are abs different from any other muscles which need rest to repair and become bigger/stronger? Is this some unique trait of the abdominal muscles?
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    Exactly...what i said earlier.

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