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Old 11-16-2009, 02:54 PM   #9
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If I ever see my abs again, I'll chime in.

Regarding Titan's statement...I believe he is commenting on the tendency of bodybuilders to do high rep work with abs as opposed to resistance training like other body parts. I believe his question is...does high rep work really build ab muscle? I think it's a good question to ask.

Personally, when I do ab work it's weighted, and involves progressive resistance.

I've interviewed many natural bodybuilders, and more then a few don't do much ab work. Most though have very intense ab workouts numerous times each week. So I think there are genetic factors involved, as with all muscles.

Is the focus on high rep, multiple sessions per week ab work a tradition, or is it scientifically valid?
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