Why do any additonal ab exercises during the Shoulder phase…you’ll be doing PLENTY of abdominal strengthening movments within the phase itself…especially with all the overhead pressing. In fact, most of the phases of the program do a ton of indirect ab strengtheing movments. The only one that you would want to possibly add any direct ab work to, would be the chest phase.
If you feel you need direct ab work, then you could put in there, but I’d choose exercises that don’t load the spine too much and are easier on the CNS. This would actually be a time I would personally, do some of the old school exercises in slightly higher rep ranges…8 + reps per set.
Just my two cents.
He’s got a point. I looked over the shoulder program and there’s a lot of push pressing and power snatching. Both of these hit the abs. When I do these I can literally feel that my abs have been worked. Must mean I have weak abs - who knows. But don’t go overboard on the ab work. I’d do maybe one additional ab exercise on the days you’re not doing push presses and power snatches.