So you’re starting to work out for the first time and, just for the sake of this article, you’re making realistic goals for how you want to look. Now, a lot of people end up hitting a snag when it comes to the abs and get frustrated on how to work those muscles efficiently for the six-pack. I’ve heard stories that some people go as far as doing crazy 30 minute abdomen workouts A DAY. Now, despite popular belief, doing that much work on your abs could yield to something completely different from what you want. Now, broadly speaking, there are two general types of abs. On the one hand you have the slender, defined six-pack that you typically see in high endurance athletes like runners or triathletes.
On the other hand, you have massive, bulgy abs. These kinds of abs are typically seen on those huge body builders. Now, the aforementioned abdomen regiment would lead to you having MASSIVELY huge abs. Depending on what you’re looking for, it may or may not be what you want. To get the defined abdomen, you typically want to do minimal abdomen workouts. For example, you would want to do some abdomen regiment sets for about 3 minutes of your typical workout per day. That’s right, per day.
From my experience, your abs works unlike your other muscles and don’t need much down time for rest. But if you’re looking for the massive abs, you do HEAVY abdomen regiments once a week for about 30-45 minutes. It sounds insane to do abs for that long, but some websites like Scooby’s Workshop advise that for body builder type abs. So, if you’re the first time workout enthusiast and having troubles with abdomen types, try considering these factors before deciding on a workout regiment and see what works for you.