Getting a six pack is the main reason why most guys train and one question this always leads to is how often they should train this muscle group. Some say once or twice a week and others say everyday, there is definitely a lot of confusion when it comes to training your abs so it’s time to clear this up once and for all !
How Often Should You Train Your Abs ?
First things first you should not train your abs everyday because that isn’t an effective way to build muscle or strength. The abdominals are just like any other muscle in your body, it needs adequate rest between workouts to recover and rebuild.
The Right Amount Of Frequency
There are two ways you can approach ab training and the one you choose will be based on what kind of abs you want:
#Method 1 – A Long And Hard-core Ab Workout Done Once A Week
This type of training method will help you build big muscular abs like a bodybuilder, but you must be aware that the bigger your abs become the bigger your waist also becomes.
A Workout You Can Try:
5 Supersets, after each superset you rest 3 minutes.
- Reverse Crunch 12-15 Reps
- Toe Touches 12-15 Reps
- Side Planks 35 Seconds Each Side
- V Sit-Up 10-12 Reps
- Crunch 12 Reps
- Alternating Floor Oblique Twist 12-15 Reps Each Side
#Method 2 – A Quick Ab Workout Done Every Other Day
This type of training method will add just enough muscle to make your abs nice and strong enough to keep your abdominal cavity compressed, so the size of your waist will stay small and tight.
A Workout You Can Try:
- Sit-Ups, 3 Sets 10-12 Reps / 30 Second Rest Inbetween Each Set
- Lying Leg Raise, 3 sets 12-15 Reps / 30 Second Rest Inbetween Each Set
- Side Plank, 3 Sets 30 Seconds For Each Side / 1 Minute Rest Inbetween Each Set
When working the abs it’s important to always remember to take deep breathes in and out between each rep.
No matter how much you work your abs they won’t show unless you get to a low enough body fat percentage (7-10% range for men and 15-20% range for women to fully see your abs). Now the only way you’ll be able to fully see your abs is by getting your nutrition in check, which means putting yourself in a caloric deficit by eating nutritious wholefoods: For A Step By Step Guide On How To Do This Click Here
If you have anymore questions about training your abs then leave a comment down below and I’ll be sure to get back to you !