Should You Train ABS While Bulking? | WILL YOUR STOMACH GET BIGGER?

Should You Train ABS While Bulking? | WILL YOUR STOMACH GET BIGGER?

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What’s going on Nation? Today I want to answer a question I get asked a lot and it’s should I be training my abs while I’m bulking It’s a really good question to ask and there are multiple answers to this question Which is probably why a lot of you guys are so confused And there’s not multiple answers because there is a definite right and definite wrong It is it basically comes down to what your overall goal is in terms of your training But let’s think about why people ask this question to begin with because there is a myth that needs to kind of be kicked to the curb and people ask this question because they’re so worried that while they’re Bulking if they’re training their abs the abs are going to get bigger and then push all that fat forward and make them look fatter than they already are from all the bulking and What I have to say that is number one when you’re bulking if you’re bulking Naturally you shouldn’t be gaining twenty to thirty pounds of fat anyways because it doesn’t make a difference And it’s not going to make you gain more muscle All it’s going to do is just make you look fatter than you should when you’re bulking and number two if it was so easy to build big strong abs Everyone would have big strong Abs like you’re not going to go to the gym and do a bunch of ab exercises Then all of a sudden your abs grew like six inches and your gut is out to here like people have this mindset It’s like when people say oh I don’t want to go to the gym because I don’t want to get too big you know we’ve all heard people say that if You don’t apply that mindset to your abs training your abs you’re anything you’re going to make this area tight up And you’re going to be able to you know reduce the size of your gut and you’re going to be able to kind of pull Everything in nice and tight, so even if you’re bulking you’re getting that layer of fat You’re not necessarily pushing things out if anything you’re gonna be pulling things in and get things tighter all right But let me get back to what I was talking about in terms of goal so training abs in general You know now that we’ve dispelled this myth of it’ll make you look fat You get the people on this side that say you don’t need to train abs because you get enough ab training when you’re doing heavy Exercises like dead lifting and squatting and all these core related exercises and then you get guys on this side of the Equation that say you have to train your abs because if you want them to pop and you want to have blocky abs and shredded obliques you have to train that area just like you would train any other muscle in your body and what’s the difference between these two groups of people well over here you have the Bodybuilder you know aesthetics crew and over here You got more of the power lifters or the people who really don’t care about having abs to begin with now How do you answer this question? Well if your goal is more power lifting or you don’t really care about having abs You’re gonna get a nice strong core from doing all your heavy compound lifts And you don’t have to worry about training your abs and has nothing to do with Making your gut look super huge all it has to do is what your end goal is and how aesthetic you want to look The people on this side who are bodybuilders When they’re bulking obviously you’re going to gain some fat going to get a layer of fat over your torso That’s where most of us carry our fat to begin with we gain a little extra body fat in this group of people when it’s time to cut You don’t want to have trained every muscle in your body Besides your abs and then when you shred all that fat off And you flex in the mirror your biceps look great your chest looks great. Traps look great triceps. Look great legs Look great, and then your abs look like shit because you never train them I made a video about a year ago called how to get blocky abs and I’ll post a link to that Video down info section below and guys you know it is true that when you lose body fat You will be able to see your abs But if you guys have ever noticed the difference between someone like me who trains abs like my abs are blocky Abs they pop out they stick out if you just lose body fat You’ll see the abs but it’s more like a flat surface and you kind of see the thin outlines if you want them to pop You have to put the work in and that video that I just mentioned has Exercises that you can do and I go over and I explain high volume versus low Volume and heavy weight and low weight and all that stuff So there’s no confuse, and I really don’t want to get into it in this video But at the end of the day The way to best answer this question is you got to figure out what your goal is if your goal Is you eventually want to cut down and get super Shredded then you have to train your abs Or else when you shred your core is gonna be the weakest part of your body It’s not going to match your big arms and big chest and you’re gonna have you know really dumb looking abs but if you’re a power lifter And your goal is never really to cut down because you’re more focused on doing your power lifting and getting as big as possible Then your core is going to be fine It’s going to be super strong from doing like your heavy compound lifts, and you never plan on cutting down So you don’t even care if people can see your abs to begin with and not for nothing but a lot of the really big powerlifting dudes. I mean they just want to be as big as possible you know it’s very rare that you see a huge power lift there it takes off a shirt has a shredded six-pack And it’s for that very reason It’s because they’re different goals So I hope this answers your Question if you have any more questions about this topic leave those comments down in the comment section below and for those of you who Are looking for a really fun 30 day 500 reps a day challenge make sure you check out my latest video. I just put out this week It’s an at-home routine you can do it pretty much anywhere only thing you really need is a pull-up bar and that’s easy to come by Make sure you check it out hit that like and subscribe button and as always more good stuff coming soon. See you guys

10 thoughts on “Should You Train ABS While Bulking? | WILL YOUR STOMACH GET BIGGER?”

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  2. You only build muscle when bulking she why the hell wouldn't you train your and the only time they can actually grow?

  3. Ok my goal is to be shredded not a power lifter…But the question remains… Since Im a hard gainer, does training abs burn so much calories that might affect the builking process ?

  4. Began working out 4 months ago and have never worked out abs cause already am skinny and want to get bigger but now i look goofy with muscle increase everywhere and same skinny fat belly

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