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    Abs while bulking?


    I am still bulking and I want to know if I should start doing ab work again. Will it possibly show or help even on a bulk?

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    yea mean will it keep your core strong balanced assuming your doing proper posterior work? yes
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    yes you should. do it for the sake of a strong trunk and stable spine. not just for show.

    with strong abz you can overhead press more, squat more, deadlift more, etc. so why NOT do it???
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    Bulk = building muscle

    Why wouldn't you want to build abdominal muscle? And besides the point, bulking really isn't meant to be just eating so much that you gain a ton of fat and say goodbye to your abs, too (though you'd obviously lose some definition and crispness).
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    Was guna post a question along the same lines so thought I'd include it in here... If BF percentage is too high for abs to show yet I still train abs, will they show when I lose the body fat? May seem like an obvious question but wouldn't want to put in unnecessary work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbo1
    Was guna post a question along the same lines so thought I'd include it in here... If BF percentage is too high for abs to show yet I still train abs, will they show when I lose the body fat? May seem like an obvious question but wouldn't want to put in unnecessary work.
    ABS are bodyfat related.....that's it. Training ABS does little to nothing for appearance. The lower the bodyfat, the better your ABS come in
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    I'm not sure that is technically true. I think the most common problem with "ab work" is the misconception that hundred of reps of crunches and sit-ups will help.
    Abs SHOW more with low body fat, but if the muscles are small and weak, then even with low body fat your abs will not look great.
    If your bulking plan includes gaining some extra fat, continue to work your abs to build a strong core and you will be glad you did when you cut later on.
    One of the best ways to work abs and core is heavy squats and heavy deadlifts, but if you want to add some isolation "ab" work, then it won't hurt.
  

  
 

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