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    Ab wheel/roller


    I got one as a gift recently and wonder if anyone has an opionon on them, pro or con.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/training-forum/198788-highschool-athlete-thread.html

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    I think they're good....kinda like doing planks.

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    Thats what the gifter heard they were like!! i just tried them standing, i got 3 but they are much easier dtarting on the ground
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    I do 3 sets of 10 on my core day really focusing on my core.
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    Im going be adding these in... i feel them already
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    Quote Originally Posted by benmayro View Post
    Im going be adding these in... i feel them already
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    I prefer these to the ab wheel if you have access to a Swiss ball. Also weighted hanging leg raises held in the "L" position are great for the abs/core.

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    The ab wheel is great for anti spinal extension. Focus on keeping your back neutral throughout and resisting the arch that you'll want to fall into. I think its a great tool and exercise for athletes. Start pm the ground (as you've seen) and eventually progress to standing, which is a relatively advanced status as far as athletes I've run into
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    I just tried standing to see if i could
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    What is this standing ab wheel you guys are talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    What is this standing ab wheel you guys are talking about?
    You start standing up instead of on the floor.
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    I love my ab wheel! I am working on progressing to doing them standing but can only get one so far lol
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    They are rough standinf up, i didnt expect it to be that hard
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    I heard that they are bad for your back dude
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    ^^^ can you explain why bro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benmayro
    ^^^ can you explain why bro?
    If yo don't go in a straight line it can cause yo to work one side of yo back more than the other and that can cause some back pain
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy77 View Post
    I heard that they are bad for your back dude
    You heard wrong. Very wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja

    You heard wrong. Very wrong.
    rodja, i agree with you but just for the sake of education purposes. why is it good for your back!
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    Whatever dude yo will know when yo lower back muscles are bigger on one side
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    Quote Originally Posted by benmayro View Post
    rodja, i agree with you but just for the sake of education purposes. why is it good for your back!
    To say it is good for your back is inaccurate as it hits the entire core in a similar fashion to a plank. It requires stability from not only the erectors, but also the rectus abdominis (and, to an extent, the lats, traps, and delts).
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    One side of your back more? Just go straight. It's not a difficult concept and if you can't you need better control and awareness of your body in space. Come on now... And it could be problematic for your back if you do them wrong. It's called an anti-extension exercise bc you resist spinal extension and maintain neutral spine throughout. Not doing that defeats the purpose
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