Abdominal training every day or only 1-2 days/week?
There are beliefs that you can train the abdominal muscles every day, and others that believe only 1-2 days/week like we would the rest of our body. (I'm not talking about general core training including balance/stability). Where do you stand and why?
I am basing my stance on the SAID principle. What sport will the "abdominal training" transfer into. Why does the individual have to isolate the abdominals? Are they following a post-rehab protocol? Difficult to say if one doesn't know who the client is nor the needs of the client.
interesting question because it comes down to a matter of philosophy.
Personally, I instruct my client in the proper use of the so-called core muscles in anything they do, and I include hip complex and shoulder girdle in my definition of core. With that in mind, I no longer do 'abdominal training' as a separate entity at all. And that pretty much answers the second part of your question. It's either 'all the time' or 'never' depending on your definition.
Thanks for asking.
I like training my abs on each training day. I will superset each exercise with an ab exercise in the repetition range of 100+ instead of resting after each set.
I hope that this helps.
My answer is two days a week, like any other muscle. A lot comes into play; but, that is the simplest answer for wanting abdominal muscle strength.
Good luck to you.
Too many factors. I'd say go with whatever yeilds the best results for your client.