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- 05-09-2012, 10:56 AMyou can call me "ozzie" for short.
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05-09-2012, 05:32 PM
05-09-2012, 06:29 PM
...I feel I know of someone who would say the author of that article , and all the people in the videos suffer a huge case, of a not very known of but widely spread, killing, and horrible disease known as...****arounditis.
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05-09-2012, 08:25 PM
Try front levers. They are the hardest and one of the most effective core movements I've ever done.
I've managed to work up to sets of 12, and they never get easier.
I can't post links or pictures yet. Google front lever tutorial.
05-09-2012, 09:57 PM
05-10-2012, 12:21 PM
26-46% more muscle activation from free weight squats. Squats and deadlifts activate core muscles better than stability training, ie side bridges and supermans
-Applied Physiology and Nutritional Metabolism 31: meeting abstracts, 2006
so yes you are partially correct. but if the trunk is a weak link, then you need to make it stronger to catch up to the stronger parts. the weak link is a chain is where the chain will break. i know the last few months the only changes i made to up my squat and deads are trap and ab work. both have gone up 20-30lbs since the start of the year just with that change. those were weak links for me and i look forward to seeing what i can do when they are not weak anymore.
another ab exercise i started doing a few months ago that was not in the article i listed above is front squat partials or super heavy picks. like i front squat 225 so i will put 275 or 315 on a bar, unrack it and hold for time. i was super surprised at how sore my abz were.
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
05-10-2012, 01:23 PM
05-10-2012, 01:27 PM
Anyone that has bought into the idea that direct core work isn't needed is severely misinformed. The problem is that there is too much ground-oriented work when most lifts are done standing and not on the floor.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-10-2012, 01:35 PM
Hi Rodja. I disagree. I used to be a long distance runner, I did about a million situps, planks, etc, thought I had a good strong core, until I started doing heavy squats and nearly got folded in half by the weight. All those years of doing crunches might have helped some, but it was the squats that made it really strong. Deadlifts didn't hurt either. Don't get me wrong I still do the ab work (think I'm addicted now), I just don't kid myself that it's making me stronger anymore. They do make a nice break between sets of deadlifts though...
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05-10-2012, 05:03 PM
Sets of dragon flags, decline barbell sit-ups, and bicycles with resistant bands. Quit being a p*
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05-10-2012, 05:10 PM
Turkish Get-ups. Hands down one of the best.
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05-10-2012, 06:57 PM
This!Originally Posted by Rodja
I train my abs either via the leg raises or ab wheel.
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