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    • Building A Stronger Core


      By Jennifer Cohen Men's Fitness

      Believe it or not, six-pack abs aren't a dead giveaway that you've got a super strong core. “The truth is, if you get lean enough, you will have a great looking midsection,” says Mathew Uohara, CSCS, founder of Hale Inu Strength and Conditioning. But looking good on the surface doesn’t necessarily mean your trunk is all-around tough. So, how can you focus on building “real” core strength? Uohara suggests these four training strategies.

      Understand Neutrality

      You’ll get the most out of core-strengthening floor moves when you adopt a “neutral pelvis” position. This means that your pelvis and rib cage are in alignment. Teach yourself this position by lying on your back with your knees in table-top position and your arms up toward the ceiling. When you inhale, your midsection, not your chest, should rise first, and your back should not be flat against the floor.

      Up the “Anti"

      A stable core gives you something to build off of. To boost stability, do exercises that are anti-extension, anti-flexion, and anti-rotation around a neutral core. Planks are a good example.

      Dissociate

      Think of your core as a central place for force to pass through. To strengthen it, perform moves that keep your limbs engaged in opposite tasks while your core helps you maintain balance. For a training example, kneel on your right knee with your left foot planted on the floor in front of you, knee bent. Grab a dumbbell with your right hand and press it overhead.

      Generate Impulse

      The first three strategies we’ve mentioned train your core to be stable as force passes through it. But you'll also benefit from generating force from your midsection. How? Think about kicking a large punching bag. Relax your core muscles as force is transferred through your leg, and then quickly contract your core upon impact.

      Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/...-core-strength
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. mountainman33's Avatar
        mountainman33 -
        I want my 30 seconds back I spent reading that. The tag line tricked me dammit!
      1. Hajiroku's Avatar
        Hajiroku -
        Nothing....::of value was demonstrated in this article.....
      1. GLHF's Avatar
        GLHF -
        Waste article
      1. MANotaur's Avatar
        MANotaur -
        ...yeah...

        not bad info, I could see how its useful.

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