Good Core WOrkout.
- 12-14-2011, 04:07 PM
Good Core WOrkout.
I am trying to get some good exercises that i feel in the ab area but are not bad for the back like crunches.
So far i am using planks and renegade rows. I also am trying to figure out the ab coaster but i am not feeling that exercise.
Any tips or recommendations for some good core exercises?
- 12-14-2011, 04:39 PM
Standing cable crunches
Side bendsM.Ed. Ex Phys
- 12-14-2011, 04:49 PM
12-14-2011, 07:22 PM
^^ plus front squats
12-14-2011, 07:35 PM
swiss ball crunches
standing cable/band crunch
overhead stuff, even unilateral stuff
squats, and all its variants
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
12-14-2011, 08:02 PM
12-14-2011, 08:17 PM
12-14-2011, 08:37 PM
In addition to what's already been said, you could try doing your normal lifts one side at a time. Bent rows, shoulder press, dumbbell power cleans, etc.
12-14-2011, 08:49 PM
12-15-2011, 12:56 PM
when you crunch your stressing your back at its weakest point. Can lead to herniated discs, which is no fun.
12-15-2011, 01:54 PM
12-15-2011, 02:12 PM
I am a firm believer that squats and Romanian deadlifts should give you all the "core" workout you'll ever need... The only mid-section specific exercise I do is the broom stick twist.
12-15-2011, 02:16 PM
12-15-2011, 02:26 PM
12-15-2011, 02:46 PM
If your spine and corresponding muscles aren't strong enough to support the weight, then you will not be able to complete the rep(s). An insufficiently strong core with cause the lower back to round and then technique goes to hell from there. There are a myriad of reasons that one would fail at a squat and it is not just limited to the thigh/glute strength.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
12-15-2011, 04:30 PM
To add to Rodja comment, a lot of the imabalances and weaknesses seen in squatting and dead lifting such as forward lean or back rounding is due to weak core muscles.
In my opinion, the importance of core exercises that do not involve spinal flexion are overlooked. Bridges, holds, rotational movement, kettle bell swings, single side farmers walks, etc.
12-15-2011, 07:10 PM
12-15-2011, 07:54 PM
12-15-2011, 08:35 PM
12-21-2011, 09:22 AM
on a side note i have been trying all of the exercises mentioned here in different combos, ty for all the advice.
I have also been doing pushups with a medicine ball alternating sides.
12-21-2011, 09:40 AM
12-21-2011, 09:58 AM
And to add further support to Rodja's statement:
Can email the full article to anyone interested.Overtraining the Rectus Abdominis Can Make You Less Efficient in Weightlifting
Ellyn M. Robinson, DPE, CSCS*D
Journal of Strength and Conditioning
EFFICIENT TRUNK FLEXION AND
EXTENSION TRAINING IS PARAMOUNT
TO STABILIZE HEAVY
WEIGHTS LIFTED OVERHEAD IN
WEIGHTLIFTING. A STRONG AND
BALANCED TRUNK, WHICH INCLUDES
GROUPS (NOT JUST THOSE SUPERFICIAL
MUSCLES THAT CAN BE
SEEN BUT PERHAPS EVEN MORE
IMPORTANTLY THE DEEP ONES
THAT HOLD MOST OF THE LOAD), IS
NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS. THIS
ARTICLE WILL DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE
OF BALANCE BETWEEN
FLEXION AND EXTENSION EXERCISES
OF THE TRUNK, STABILIZATION
MOVEMENTS OF THE TRUNK,
AND SPECIFIC EXERCISES THAT
CAN BE USED IN A WEIGHTLIFTING
TRAINING PROGRAM TO MOST EFFECTIVELY
TRAIN FOR STABILIZATION
OF THE WEIGHT OVERHEAD.
12-21-2011, 10:50 AM
12-21-2011, 06:09 PM
This. Iv never had back problems with weighted crunches though, I guess I'm just luckyOriginally Posted by thegodfather
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