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Old 01-28-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
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core exercises?

I get told sometimes that my core is weak and I want to work on that so what kind of exercises can I do to strengthen my core? Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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Re: core exercises?

Scroll down and click through to a couple of the similar threads.

And next time use the nice search button located above the center-right of this thread.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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Re: core exercises?

heavy squats, deadlifts, and anything overhead.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:41 AM   #4
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Re: core exercises?

ditto what Jamie said about heavy back squats and deadlifts. Throw in some good form overhead squats and you'll be on your way.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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Re: core exercises?

www.gymnasticbodies.com (wfs)

gymnastics will get your core in insane shape and there are countless variations that will make an "easy" exercise much harder.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
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Re: core exercises?

overhead squats. there is nothing better. check out coach's video "what about abs" in the exercise and demo page.

but really, pertty much every movement in CrossFit involves maintaining rigidity (i hope i spelled it right) of the core. so just keep doing CrossFit with the right technique and you're core strength will improve drastically
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:44 PM   #7
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Re: core exercises?

Trying to isolate your core and strengthen it that way is useless. Countless reps of direct ab work is also useless.

Heavy squats are your best bet....deadlifts, anything overhead like was mentioned.

'core' exercises are a gimmick, IMO.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:43 PM   #8
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Re: core exercises?

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www.gymnasticbodies.com (wfs)

gymnastics will get your core in insane shape and there are countless variations that will make an "easy" exercise much harder.
he aint fibbin... this man knows what he speaks... we impress this upon you in the gymnastic certs and show you how to kill it!

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Re: core exercises?

Core exercises?

How about:
Cindy
Diane
Fran
Grace
Helen
Isabel
Jackie

Okay - enough of the girls...

Row 5,000 meters

Tabata Something Else
Burpee Pull Ups

5-5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1
Clean and Jerks
Snatches
Thrusters

I'm sure there's more, but I only had 60 seconds available for typing!

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:46 PM   #10
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Re: core exercises?

Great list Sean! Thanks!
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