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Author:  Crow [ Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:28 am ]
Post subject:  "Core" Training

To put some variation in my 5/3/1 plan, I looked at the part of training the abdominals and the whole "core" to change excercises for a cycle or two...

After reading some articles about the topic there seem to be two schools of thought:
1. You have to "brace your core" for every major compound excercise (squats, deadlifts, press,...) so you only need a crunch and a reverse crunch variation and you are golden.
2. many people should rather concentrate on stabilizing the core instead of training the movements (like rotations, flexions ...) so they recommend exercises like plank-variants, pallof press and so on to train anti-flexion (trained with squats and deadlifts), anti-extension, anti-rotation and so on.

I guess both are right and good for some people and you have to look in which category you fall, which probably has to be assessed by a professional ;)

How are you training your "core" and why?

Author:  Drake Van Steed [ Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: "Core" Training

A few sets of 25-30 reps of flexion, such as swiss ball crunches and/or bicycles, and extensions, such as lower back extensions on swiss ball, on my leg day (every 3-5 days).

Why: It's all I need to maintain a small waist and six pack. Takes about 5 minutes. I take short rests between sets.

Author:  Matt Z [ Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: "Core" Training

Overhead Squats, Turkish Get-ups and Dumbbell Snatches are all good choices.

Author:  Kenny Croxdale [ Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: "Core" Training

Drake Van Steed wrote:
A few sets of 25-30 reps of flexion, such as swiss ball crunches and/or bicycles, and extensions, such as lower back extensions on swiss ball, on my leg day (every 3-5 days).

Why: It's all I need to maintain a small waist and six pack. Takes about 5 minutes. I take short rests between sets.


Why?

Come on, even you know that "a few sets" of ab work does not "maintain a small waist and six pack".

Kenny Croxdale

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