No, it’s not 7. This popular answer assumes that more is better. As we’ve seen in Abdominal Exercises Progression, it’s not:
This “volume-based approach” (doing more of what you can already do) is flawed. What got you results at first was doing something new–something you weren’t doing before. Now that you can do crunches and sit-ups easily, to define your abdominals more you need to go up a level and do something harder–something you weren’t doing before.
Since you will increase the difficulty (not the amount) of the abs exercises you do, your abs will need time between workouts to recover. How much time?
That depends on your level. In my six pack abs program, I recommend beginners train 3x per week and advanced users train 2x per week.
BEGINNER = 3X PER WEEK
ADVANCED = 2X PER WEEK
Can you guess why advanced users need more time to recover between workouts? They do because they train harder, since they (should) perform the hardest exercises.
One last thing: make sure you space your workouts by at least one day. Beginners could work out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, while advanced users could do so Monday and Thurday, for instance.
|Beginner||WORK OUT||DON’T||WORK OUT||DON’T||WORK OUT|
|Advanced||WORK OUT||DON’T||DON’T||WORK OUT||DON’T|
Comments are welcome.
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