It seems that everyone I ask has a different theory/idea for working abs. I understand that the best way to get a washboard stomach is a lot of cardio and fat loss. But, I am in the process of trying to bulk up, so fat loss is at a minimum right now.
So, to my question. Should I work my abs everyday, or should I work my abs once or twice a week, and how much? I have tried in the past when training for fat loss to work my abs every day, but it seems like I plateau to easily, and get no where.
I understand that everyone's body will react differently in some way to different routines and I should find what works best for me. But, I want to get all the suggestions and ideas I can, so I can find that routine that will work for me, and when I am ready to lose fat, I will have a nice set of ab muscles waiting underneath.
Thanks in advance
Once or twice is a good idea.
Train your abs like you would train any other muscle group. If you are doing a lot of cardio, your abs are already probably getting a lot of indirect work. You can still maintain good abs when you're bulking if you eat clean foods (egg whites, chicken breast, tuna, etc.). Still you will, by default, lose some definition while bulking, but it won't take long at all to regain definition if you eat clean.
I have been keeping a clean diet while trying to bulk, and I think I am going to try to hit the abs twice a week.