I’m pretty sure that the abdominal muscles are composed of both fast and slow twitch fibers or else they wouldn’t respond to both high rep and low rep training. I also notice that people who train their abs with weight can see their ab muscle even at higher levels of bodyfat.
My goal is to do an ab specialization phase similar to the other programs Testerone has i.e. low rep heavy training for 3 weeks then go on a diet and do higher reps with a bunch of different exercises for three weeks. What do you all think?
I’m not going to list the complete program here but I’m thinking that I’ll start with the three week mass building cycle and use low pulley leg pullins, side bends, woodchops, ab wheel work, weighted crunches, and high pulley crunches. Everything for the first phase will be three sets of eight to twelve reps. Any suggestions for additional or alternate exercises and should I work abs by themselves or with another muscle group?