How many days of rest do your abs need in between workouts?
Yes, they do.. Think of it this way: you do not grow muscle in the gym. What you do in the gym should stimulate muscle growth outside the gym, which means that recovery is as… important as exercise. Exercise is like medicine: too little is not effective and too much is counter-productive. In both, it's important to get enough without getting too much. It's best to do both cardio and weight (strength) training for fat loss. Cardio will burn extra energy during and immediately after your walks. Weight training will build muscle, which is your metabolic furnace that will burn calories 24 hours a day . It is not necessary to do intense cardio (such as running) for fat loss. The best cardio is mild exercise such as brisk walking. It is sustainable and it will not interfere with proper strength training. An excellent program is to go for a brisk walk six days of the week. The best time to walk is before your first meal of the day. Walking two miles will retard additional fat gain, while walking 3 to 6 miles on average will help you lose fat. "Brisk" means walking at a 4 mph pace. If you have not been walking, build up to that very slowly. You need not do all your daily walking in one session. It's only necessary to do proper weight training for about 45 minutes every 4 or 5 days. (Do a whole body routine. Focus on the major, compound exercises, which are full squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, dips, and chins. Learn proper exercise technique and do it on every rep.) So doing mild cardio such as brisk walking is fine with one rest day per week. Doing proper strength training is fine with only one workout every 4 or 5 days. So both have rest days, and, together, they will greatly accelerate your fat loss. You can use this sustainable program until your dotage.. If you have not been doing the weight training, you will find that, unlike cardio, which can be boring, it's actually fun. If you adopt and sustain this program, you will love your results. Train in good health! (Before significantly changing your exercise habits, you may first wish to obtain the blessing of your physician.).
If you work out 7 days a week Abs on day 1 Arms on day 2 Back and Chest on day 3 Legs on day 4 Shoulders on day 5 Abs on day 6 Arms on day 7 and so on is that too much rest between body parts?
you need a solid 48 hours at least between arm workouts, biceps inparticular. They are a small muscel group and very easly overtrained. If your doing arms on day 2, chest on d…ay3 and shoulders on 4, your really working your arms 3 days in a row, that's too much. Personally I would work all upper body day 1 (I do bench, Rows, bicep curls, tricept pulldowns, and shrugs), all lower body day 2 and rest on day 3. In addition, try and do a combination of complex and isolation exersizes. For example, rows work your shoulders, back, and biceps, while biceps curls isolate your biceps. Do two unrelated exersizes back to back (ex. beceps curls / cable pulldown) and then rest for 1-2 min between your next 2 sets. Your abs on the other hand can be worked just about every day with no adverse effects.
Getting a visible, defined six pack is mostly a matter of reducing body fat, not developing the abdominal muscles. You can do all the intense abdominal work you want, but unti…l you reduce your body fat to around 10%, you won't see any results since your abs will be covered in fat.
1 day is enough. Sometime 2 days. Depend on your body.
anywhere from 10 to 30 mins depending on the workout
You can do them daily, but why? Core exercises are like any other exercises. Doing them does not build muscular strength or size; rather, exercise is catabolic. It breaks musc…le tissue down. Assuming proper nutrition, it is during the rest and recovery phase that your muscles grow. If you exercise a muscle group daily, you are not giving your muscles time to recover. If you exercise intensely, you are likely to feel DOMS (delayed onset muscular soreness) a day or two later. In order to ensure systemic as well as localized recovery, wait at least 24 hours after all DOMS has disappeared before exercising again.
Combine cardio with crunches. The muscles are there, but most people have fat over them. You want to lose the fat and make them bigger.
Hi , you should probably spend 1-2 days of rest between your workouts. it also depends how hard you workout at your workout. if you do an easy workout then only rest one day, …and if you work hard, the rest two days. you should workout 4 times a week if you want big muscles that show. drink lots of water and dont eat junk period.
You are under 18 and you are wondering whether you should work out every day or should you rest giving 2 days rest from your last workout?
You don't need 2 days rest. do cycles, lower body one day, upper the next, then mix lower with some explosive lifts like clean+jerks and snatches. then mix upper with auxiliar…y lifts like curls and tricep extensions, ect. as long as u don't just keep working the same muscle group everyday, u don't ever need a whole day rest. but one a week would be a good idea for your joints.
Yes. You don't necessarily need to take the whole day off. Just alternate the certain muscles you plan on working, or maybe divide your body in half and do upper one day and l…ower the next. If you are wanting to build strength and size you need to work hard then let your muscles rest. When you work out, you essentially tear your muscle tissue. That is the burn you feel. You need the resting day to let them rest and rebuild new tissue. That is muscle building. If you want to build up big use heavier weight, at low repetition. And the opposite for staying lean and slim. Use lower weight and more repetition. Remember to always stretch before and after a workout, use proper safety techniques, eat healthy, and stay hydrated.
You need to wait at least 48 hours before working chest again, the longer you rest the lower the risk of overtraining
I would highly recommend between 24 hours and 72 hours. That is between 1 to 3 days.
Every other day.
Is it OK to work out one day and play sports the next day. Does it affect your muscle building progress or do you need to take complete rest the next day after a workout session?
The answer depends on the nature of your workouts and your sports. If your sport is intense on a particular muscle group, such as soccer, then you should rest that muscle grou…p, such as your legs, the day before. If you work your arms, hips and chest heavily the day before the big golf tournament, you probably won't hurt yourself, but your game might suffer. Muscular strength, size, and definition are achieved by basically telling your muscles, through artificial example, that you need this size, strength, and definition to accomplish the tasks in your daily life. From the perspective of our muscles, their job is to make sure that we can move and lift what we need to (that's why if you don't use your muscles much, they can get smaller). Muscles can be overworked by exhausting them, injuring them (that moderate sore feeling you get later), and pushing them beyond their limits. Once they get to that point, they need to rest. The more they've been pushed, the more badly they need the rest in order to heal and recover. Playing an athletic or intense sport the day after an intense workout might not be a good idea in many cases, but might be okay if different muscle groups are involved.