Week 19 – My Jacked Journey
Direct Abdominal Work
When anyone looks over my routine, the first thing they (typically) say is, “what about abs?”
In the past, many of you have asked me about what I do for abs. My answer was simple…”nothing”.
But instead of asking me about MY abs routine, your question should be “what should I do for abs?”
In this case, I’ve always recommended that you do as I say, not as I do. Because I was not doing direct ab work myself does not mean I do not recommend it or find it beneficial. To the contrary, direct ab work is crucial, especially for those of you interested in building sharper more 3-d abs, not to mention it will also spill over into your heavy compound lifts a bit.
With that said, I have recently included direct abs training into my own routine. I do not have specific days in which I train abs, but I aim to throw them in 3-4 days per week following my workout. When it comes to direct ab work, I keep it very simple. At the end of my workout I include 6 sets of a given ab exercise for 8-10 reps with the goal of progression just as I would any other muscle. The exercises of choice are cable crunches, machine crunches, or weighted decline crunches.
Have any questions about direct ab training? Leave them in the comment section below!
As I mentioned I would last week, I brought my fats back down to 60 and the carbohydrates and protein have remained the same. The reason for the drop in fats is simple, I gained too much weight last week when I bumped them up.