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Old 02-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #21
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Be careful with weighted situps, some complain of lower back pain as weight progresses over time.

Though I squat in all goal and diet variences, I switch from back squat being the focus (though I still do them) to the Front Squat when leaning down, because the bar movement (from behind the head to the front shoulders) activates more core stabilization within the process of the movement. In addition, I add in:

Narrow-feet Renegade DB Rows: Activates the rear delts, Lats, and uses the core to stabilize the body (and its excellent).

Swiss ball (yes they make one for your big ass BTB, ) weighted crunches, making sure the Hips are not being activated during the execution of the movement.


To name a few.

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Biggest mistake people make is using the Hip Flexers and not there abbs in any abb work. 90% of your Be Bop cross trainers train people to use there H-F and call it abb crunches. If your shoulders are not rolling forward toward your hips. or your hips up to your shoulders, its Hip Flexer work NOT your abbs doing the work. Yes they will tighten to lock your core but thats it.

Hanging leg raises untill you pull your hips up toward your shoulders its all Hip Flexer work.

OK done ranting. Just I seen it again today at the gym. I wish I had there trainers pay to be a dumb @ss.
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Anyone try rollouts with an ab-wheel? You'll curse for days the first time you use it. Much better for your spine then crunching and doing sit ups, or you could just Squat and Deadlift and not worry about it.
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Anyone try rollouts with an ab-wheel? You'll curse for days the first time you use it. Much better for your spine then crunching and doing sit ups, or you could just Squat and Deadlift and not worry about it.
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I have done them as well. But usally I do a circuit, something like this:

1. Core roll-out (using a DB bar)

No rest

2. Planks (with progressive time added)

No rest

3. Renegade rows

repeat after 2m rest
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