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How many days a week should I do abs to get an eight pack?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Just like your other muscles, the abdominals require rest after workouts. The more important factor to focus on to let your abs show is your diet. Are you eating properly? The abdominals are used with every exercise you perform. The core forms the foundation for all movement, so, if you’re working out, you should be engaging your core with the various exercises you perform. If you are focusing strictly on the abdominals, perform 2-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions at a moderate to fast intensity. Do this 3 to 6 times per week, allowing at least one day of rest.

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