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Ab Ripper X Separation Recovery Drink
Ab Ripper X Separation Recovery Drink
p90x recovery drink ab ripper x timing
8/31/10 4:03 PM
Hey guys,

I was wondering if:

A. It's work to separate the ab workout, or if timing affects it?

B. If I separate it, should I divide my recovery drink as well?

Thanks!
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RE: Ab Ripper X Separation Recovery Drink
9/1/10 9:19 AM as a reply to ErikGee.
Some people actually prefer to separate ARX because they are wiped after the main workout and get bring it better with the ab exercises if they separate it. But it's really up to your preferences.

As regards to the recovery drink, since Ab Ripper X is only 16 minutes and you probably wouldn't have exhausted your glycogen stores (especially if you separate it from the main workout), I would say to take the recovery drink after your main workout. But if you want, you could take maybe 1.5 scoops of the recovery drink after the main workout and 0.5 scoops after abs if you are feeling tired and sore after ARX. Either way, you'll still get good results.

Good luck and keep bringing it!
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RE: Ab Ripper X Separation Recovery Drink
9/3/10 3:04 PM as a reply to CoachBenNoe.
Alright thanks man! It felt great today. One last question. For the cross leg/wide legged sit ups, is it ok to wedge my feet under a couch to isolate the abs more, or should my feet stay free? I've been putting them under the couch but I wonder if this is helping or hurting. Thanks a milllion,

Erik
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RE: Ab Ripper X Separation Recovery Drink
9/3/10 3:14 PM as a reply to ErikGee.
Good! It's always a great feeling when you have a great workout!

For CLWL sit ups, wedging your feet under the couch is a great idea if it helps you stay in place just as long as you don't use your legs to help you get up (meaning that even though your feet are wedged under the couch, don't use it to stay in place by using the pressure of the couch if you engaged your leg muscles). But if it isn't hurting your feet, it should work well.
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RE: Ab Ripper X Separation Recovery Drink
9/6/10 6:32 AM as a reply to ErikGee.
Hmmm. I think that would be a slippery slop to using your legs too much when it's meant to be an ab exercise. Unless you have someone who can hold your legs down but monitor you to make sure you're just using that to get form right or wedge them under something super light that'll move if you start relying on it too much, I think your best bet is to avoid bracing your legs.
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