Phoenix Mercury strength & conditioning coach Ben Hadley shares how often a woman should exercise her abs.
The ab muscles consist of the rectus abdominus, internal and external obliques, and the transverse abdominal muscles. A lot of times people ask how often they should work their abs out. Again, the abs, like any other muscle, can be worked out frequently or infrequently depending on the intensity High intensity workouts should be done less frequently.
The abs though are, like we talked about, are a support structure for your posture and for your core. So it’s important to have high endurance in your abs. If you are working for endurance you should do high repetitions and work frequently.
About Ben Hadley:
Strength and conditioning coach Ben Hadley is in his fourth season with the Mercury administering strength and performance training as well as preventative therapy. Hadley joined the Mercury with a wealth of experience in strength training including the owner of Sgt. Hadley’s Fitness Boot Camp. Prior to joining the Mercury he spent four years with the Marine Corps as a physical fitness trainer and martial arts instructor. He has also spent four years as an exercise and wellness student at Arizona State University.