I have an interesting request. I want an ab program that will have total priority in my training. You see, I made a bet/entered a competition to see who amongst a group of friends would have the best abs at the end of summer. It is not necessarily the best bet because we can all lose symmetry, balance and athletic qualities etc… However, I will win it. I know different coaches here seem to have different and highly interesting approaches for maximum growth. For instance, maybe I could see a waterbury program training the abs everyday (as he has outlined for other muscle groups here)–even training every functional quality every day.
Of course, I have to do all this while getting shredded–but there is plenty i can do for that. I am posting this because besides from king’s series years ago (which i did most of last year, taking my abs from non-existent to semi-existent), I have not seen any programs specifically focused on abs. Actually maybe that is incorrect, but when I think of CT’s ab programs I don’t see them getting total priority.
For my part, I have been traing abs6 days a week doing 4 sets of sprinter sit ups intersperesed into 10 min gpp sessions 3x week (also incorporate planks sometimes). I have been focusing volume on my lower/abs hip flexion doing that after my lower body weights (haven’t put it first because of deadlifts), and doing saxon side bends and bends off roman chair on upper body days plus decline russian twists. I have been trying to do weighted cable crunches but that never really feels focused enough.
Anyway, I would love to see as many different program ideas and ab training philosophies/discussions as possible.