im new here so bare with me. I want to start working out to fill out a bit. I'm 20 years old...5'9 and about 140lbs ... so, im trying to gain some muscle mass to fill out. i wanted to start the wwb#1 routine, but noticed that there aren't any ab exercises mentioned. Should i just be throwing crunches and stuff like that in at the end of each workout? or just once a week or what? im really lost as for what to do. also, i'll be doing these workouts at home...which means i wont be able to do the leg curls...is there an alternate exercise i could do instead of that??
thanks in advance
Abs to be done on any training day of personal choice.
Crunches : 4 x 8-10 reps
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Yep just do abs on whatever day you feel best with. Also remember abs are a muscle like any other, so don't over train them.
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thanks for the replies...
so, do abs only once a week? is that enough? or by "anyday", did you mean 2 or 3 times a week on the days off your choice?
I do mine twice a week.
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once a week, just like you would train anyhting else. Why treat them different than any of muscle?
I think abs recover a lot quicker than other muscle groups.
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I was wondering on that too. When I was in gym in high school we had to do 40 curl ups a day as part of the 15 minute warm up. What's with the 2x6? Maybe put a plate on the chest?
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Yeah, I do weighted crunches/situps.
Yeah with weighted, decline crunches 8 will be more than enough.