Your pics are showing up just fine SG... I simply altered the original pic... have another look... or grab your glasses...SillyGirl said:Fixed what? are my pics not showing up?
sigh...I've been avoiding the whole new pic posting process cause I thought the way I was doing it was working.
SillyGirl said:I don't think the 48-hour thing is a good idea after all. I need to get consistent, and that's too much time off in between...so I guess I'll split things up and do abs one day, arms/legs/ass the next.
Overtraining is a physical, behavioral and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual's exercise exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease making progress, and can even begin to lose strength and fitness. Overtraining is a common problem in weight training, but it can also be experienced by runners and other athletes. Overtraining may also refer to the body's ability to not repair muscle tissue, before its broken down again.
SG, the abs are made up of the same muscle fibres as every other muscle therefore should be trained and have sufficient recovery the same way as other muscle groups to see results. Otherwise one will over train, progress will be hampered.
Acute over-training leads to: muscle worked to exhaustion, traumatic orthopedic injury
Chronic: muscle becomes weaker over time, orthopedic overuse injury
Over training as per our friends at wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overtraining
It is common practice to work those abs out 2 times a week, but do cardio every day to see those abs.
remember, we all have abs..but we have this layer of that sick yellow fat stuff (that is what it looks like in the body..yummy) covering it.
So getting abs is 2 fold, developing the muscle and removing the covering.
randygirl said:By the way, SG...
You should share that recipe for us chocolate craving lunatics...
SillyGirl said:oh, it's easy....add a 12oz bag of chocolate chips to the brownie mix. You'll need to bake a little longer, cause they make the batter thicker. Nine minutes before they're done, take them out and put a layer of peppermint patties on top. Swirl a knife through the melted patties when they're done, it's like frosting.
One of these days I'm gonna try them with peanutbutter cups on top instead of peppermint patties....not sure how well those will melt.
randygirl said:Er...are the two cans of frosting you are buying for snacking on before the peppermint patty brownies are done?
I think the peanut butter cups will melt sufficiently to make a frosting.
randygirl said:lmao @ cottage cheese...I'm on the cottage cheese too. Although I don't mind it, it's definitely not frosting. Wouldn't the world be a perfect place if cottage cheese tasted like frosting?!
I usually have cottage cheese and some type of fruit for breakfast.
I wish it tasted like frosting. (sad now...) lol
randygirl said:So, I would like to thank SillyGirl here. Earlier in this thread, she said something along the lines of "I could have done 240 crunches in the time it took me to write this." or something to that effect.
My workout has been getting easy lately, so I decided to really amp up the ab work that I do. Remembering that comment, I thought it would be a great idea to throw in a couple of hundred crunches...
To my complete and utter dismay, I can only do 80 crunches before my muscles cramp up and it is impossible, IMPOSSIBLE to do another.
Which totally reinforces that I absolutely (no pun) NEED to do ab work, and simultaneously bursting my bubble.
Why, oh why, did I think I could get even CLOSE to 240 crunches?!
uch: (If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of me crashing back to earth!) lol