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by Peter Rouse
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ab work
Replies: 67
Views: 29191

If you really want to develop a good core, the best way in my opinion is to do exercises such as squats, especially the front squat, and deadlifts. With good form of course. You can always do isolation ab work to define the abs, such as planks or stability ball oblique crunches to name a couple. EM...
by Peter Rouse
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ab work
Replies: 67
Views: 29191

EMG studies would disagree How well do EMG studies reflect isometric strength? If I, say, did some reverse crunches with an EMG hookup, it would show ab activation because I'm using my abs to roll myself up. But what about if you hooked me up to an EMG while I was doing L-Pullups. I'm keeping my ab...
by Peter Rouse
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ab work
Replies: 67
Views: 29191

If you really want to develop a good core, the best way in my opinion is to do exercises such as squats, especially the front squat, and deadlifts. With good form of course. You can always do isolation ab work to define the abs, such as planks or stability ball oblique crunches to name a couple. EM...
by Peter Rouse
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

I saw the Stuart McGill interview on t-nation. He doesn't seem to like full range flexion or twisting of the spine. But I am thinking you may not be arguing in favor of that anyway. I don't really know though. This is like talking to ancient Chinese philosopher or Yoda. You speak only in riddles. W...
by Peter Rouse
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

I'm still pretty skeptical. I'll do some more research on it, but I am pretty sure the obliques get activated with the rest of the abs. My abs are quite large because of my choice of leg exercises and the obliques are in proportion to them. I have never isolated them. I have done some single leg tr...
by Peter Rouse
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

Also, not that I want to answer for Peter, and i'm not one to have a big collection of studies at my disposal. But Peter recommended Dr Stuart McGills book. Dr Stuart McGill has been involved in loads of research with regards to lower back health, what to do, and what not to do and why. Personally,...
by Peter Rouse
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

Here is a simple one for you try try and will give you better understanding. Get a strength band and attach one end to a rack then standing out at right angles to the rack with arms out in front and band in hands walk out till tension in on band then hold the position for 30 sec while bracing. With ...
by Peter Rouse
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

If you really want to learn then order Stuart McGill's book Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance and read it. It will give you all the answers you are looking for.

http://www.backfitpro.com/
by Peter Rouse
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

Can you post video of your squat? While you are at it video your bench. Again, are you a powerlifter? what are you training for? Careful Rouse. I'm on the verge of learning something, but I'm not quite sure what it is just yet. Me actually being able to learn something is scary. I'm not trying to pu...
by Peter Rouse
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

ok where to start????

First - transverse plane think rotation (or anti-rotation), frontal plane think side to side. Squats and deadlifts provide loading only on the "back and forward" plane and then it mostly posterior loading.

Can I ask one question - are you powerlifting? Do you compete?
by Peter Rouse
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

I'm just going to dinner but just something for you to think about till I get back. What plane of movement is loaded in the above mentioned lifts? So what about frontal and transverse? Also do you think someone walking into the gym has the core function to stabilize these lifts - so what happens? Th...
by Peter Rouse
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

So how to train the core - with exercises that forces the core to prevent movement - particullay through the lumbar region. Could you name a couple of those exercises? That's what the OP was asking for. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSCk6mrIdHo&feature=channel_page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t...
by Peter Rouse
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: feet up while benching
Replies: 12
Views: 4955

Without correct foot position you will be unable to activate the posterior chain to aid in stabilizing the shoulder girdle, therefore feet up = bad shoulders. There is much more to it but that's that basics of it.
by Peter Rouse
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core workout/exercises
Replies: 45
Views: 20781

To say that you get enough core training from squats and deadlifts is right up there with doing situps and crunches to train the core.... it ludicrous. What is the function of the core? To prevent movement not create movement. Here's an example, rotational exercises for the core that take the lumbar...
by Peter Rouse
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squats and Deads, What's missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 23023

Just keep this in mind Peter. You can't make it too simple. Remember you got people like me on this board. I am just a dumb farmer who likes to lift heavy stuff. Those six syllable words get my head to spinning. It is good to have you on this board, though. It appears you have a lot to offer. Let m...