How do you work on strengthening your core? 🤔
The typical train of thought is to perform hundreds of crunches and bicycles and that’s going to do the trick.. Not so fast☝🏾
Truth is, while doing crunches may provide you with a solid burn in your abs, they are quite ineffective in strengthening your entire core overall, which includes the internal and external obliques, erector spinae, multifidus, transverse obdominus, and rectus abdominus.
To truly strengthen your core you want to challenge these muscles by dynamically stabilizing them under stress. Above, I am doing an anti-rotation exercise of a sand bag pull under combined with a push-up. The challenge here is in performing the movements while creating as LITTLE rotation in your hips and torso as possible, which is wayyy harder than it looks!
Does this mean you have to do this to strengthen your core? Not at all. A way to regress this exercise would be to remove the push-up, and just do the pull-under part starting with light weight, focusing on stabilizing your core. Start with the fundamentals, and build from there. #GetVerbFit