Am I doing enough for wrists/forearms and abs?

I'm following Reg Parks 5x5 for beginners but instead of forearm work I do bicep, hammer curls on day A and ez bar curls on day B.
On my active rest days three times a week I do 5x20 sit ups, 3 planks for as long as I can and 5x10 on the grip strengthener with both hands(so 10x10 total).
I follow the rest of the routine properly so my abs and forearms also get hit during compound lifts.
Is that enough training for my forearms and abs?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're overtraining.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Really? How and why?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You're doing a full body program and then working out on top of that.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's not really a real workout plus I'm only hitting bodyparts not hit by the "full body".

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          I think they call that a moose knuckle.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Just do whatever then.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Okay then?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      not to say overtraining is a myth but the majority of people are not overtraining to the degree they're suffering cns recovery issues. We can't assume that his program is pushing every muscle group to the absolute limit either, just cause most template programs just won't do that, it takes an understanding of your own physiology and muscular needs to create or adjust a program to work everything to the degree you need it to.

      https://i.imgur.com/wUspdwu.jpg

      I'm following Reg Parks 5x5 for beginners but instead of forearm work I do bicep, hammer curls on day A and ez bar curls on day B.
      On my active rest days three times a week I do 5x20 sit ups, 3 planks for as long as I can and 5x10 on the grip strengthener with both hands(so 10x10 total).
      I follow the rest of the routine properly so my abs and forearms also get hit during compound lifts.
      Is that enough training for my forearms and abs?

      for you OP I would say the main thing you should be focusing on is whether you're progressing in these areas, even if its slowly. Making sure you're doing an adequate amount of volume (imo 6-9 sets a week), and seeing the numbers/ volume progress over time, even if its adding a rep to each set or an extra set once every 2 weeks to one month.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'd say that on average I set a pr almost bi-monthly, I've only been training seriously for like half a year tho so that is to be expected. Here's the breakdowm of a pretty average week for me.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          not to say overtraining is a myth but the majority of people are not overtraining to the degree they're suffering cns recovery issues. We can't assume that his program is pushing every muscle group to the absolute limit either, just cause most template programs just won't do that, it takes an understanding of your own physiology and muscular needs to create or adjust a program to work everything to the degree you need it to.

          [...]
          for you OP I would say the main thing you should be focusing on is whether you're progressing in these areas, even if its slowly. Making sure you're doing an adequate amount of volume (imo 6-9 sets a week), and seeing the numbers/ volume progress over time, even if its adding a rep to each set or an extra set once every 2 weeks to one month.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This was before

          https://i.imgur.com/WJZHkDe.jpg

          [...]

          This is now that I've changed the routine a bit

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            yeah this seems solid, 19 sets of legs seems like a lot to me but if its working for you thats fine. abs could be a little low, but it can really differ how much you need based on insertions and where your body naturally stores fat, if your goal is primarily aesthetic.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I could do some more planks maybe, but yeah the program has a lot of squatting and calf work.

              You’re way over analyzing all this and probably not doing the actual Reg Parks program or it would take your hours. You’ll forget about this in a few months and move onto your next hobby.

              I actually am doing the reg parks workout, I've been at it for over half a year now.

              [...]
              kek what the frick you lefty homosexuals take all the fun out of lifting weights

              What? Lefty?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i really like bald omni mans take on core work, his big 3 are leg raises, hanging or decline situps, and ab wheel, and you can work up to adding weight onto any/ all of those. Thats what I do.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I like being able to do the stuff at home so no pullup bar or ab roller, but adding leg raises seems like a good idea for lower abs.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you can do dragon flags instead of leg raises, they're vicious at high volume, but great for targetting that lower ab area when done right. i dont think ab roller is essential, just handy, but as long as you're doing some kind of crunch and some kind of leg raise you'll build a nice strong core. Just remember to let your back curl to get that full contraction, that cue usually helps me dial in the best and annihilate my shit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/WJZHkDe.jpg

          [...]

          kek what the frick you lefty homosexuals take all the fun out of lifting weights

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            nta but if he's enjoying his routine who cares?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nice cameltoe

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You’re way over analyzing all this and probably not doing the actual Reg Parks program or it would take your hours. You’ll forget about this in a few months and move onto your next hobby.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I could do some more planks maybe, but yeah the program has a lot of squatting and calf work.
      [...]
      I actually am doing the reg parks workout, I've been at it for over half a year now.
      [...]
      What? Lefty?

      Also yes the workouts itself take me about 1.5-2 hours, my active rest workouts take maybe 20 minutes.

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