Friday, May 29, 2009

Abdominal Training

I know. It's been a while. Life has been very busy. Two camps are just finishing up. Both camps rocked.

I wanted to write briefly on abdominal training, or core training. There is a lot of BS about how to strengthen your core. For example, check out this video.

For my athletes, and anyone else I train, I shy away from crunches and your typical sit-ups. Instead, I focus on exercises such as planks, spiderman climbs, sledgehammers, birddogs, and the power wheel. These exercises will strengthen your core much quicker than doing countless crunches.

Check out some of the videos below to see some great examples on how to strength your core.

So, unless you are rehabbing, leave the bosu board alone, and try some of the above exercises.