Any recommendations for how often;
1) We should train abs
2) Best excercises
3) How many sets/reps
Currently i work out in the gym 3-4 times per week. I tend to do some ab work on these days always.
I do standing leg raises 4 sets ×12 reps (more for my core)
In between sets of leg raises i do standing side crunches with a 12kg kettle bell 4 sets × 10 reps.
Russian twist with a 6kg medicine ball 3/4 sets × 30/40 reps
Then usually 3 sets of 10 reps of some lower abs work, like flutter kicks, leg raises, or simply holding my legs straight out low for 10 secs.
I sometimes plank too.
I know to get visibly abs its about food abd losing fat/cardio etc. Im not too bothered about this as long as my stomachs not too fat thats fine, im still trying to gain weight. But i just want to know that the excercises/sets im doing are enough and will actually have my ab muscles building. Suggestions please?
Let's see I train my abs every other day. I use to hit them everyday but I found that I can go more intensity every other day. Don't really waste too much time doing crunches , vertical chair knee raises are your best bet. Some of my other favorite exercises are hanging knee and leg lifts I do 3 sets of 30. Deadlifts and squats are going to work your core more than a crunch as well. windmill 180 's and barbell roll out are among ab workouts I recommend. hope you try some of these out. Good luck kim.