Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Combat Core Work

While the word "core" has been a buzz word for the past 10 years or so, we now know that crunches are worthless and that its all about training the core or pelvic-lumbo hip complex as a unit rather than just the abdominals that you can (or cant) see. The abdominals, posterior chain, hip complex and even lats all play a huge role in core stabilization. Some of my favorite core movements are done hanging from a chin up bar - not only are you engaging the core, but also your grip and lats, getting more bang for your buck.

Here's a vid from Joe Hashley showing some of these variations

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