Browsing articles tagged with " abs"
Apr
12
2013

No equipment, No problem

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Bodyweight training goes back thousands of years and was the chosen training method for the Greeks, Romains and Navy SEALS and has been a consistent component of nearly every military organization from past to present.  Outside of being used in the training of the world’s greatest warriors, bodyweight exercises continue to be used in the [...]

Oct
19
2012

Is it wise to wear a back belt?

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Why do people use weightlifting belts? A study out of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN had 352 healthy strength training members (189 men, 156 women, 7 gender not indicated) aged 20-72 years complete a survey about lifting belt use. 90% of belt users and 63% of former belt users utilized belts to prevent injury, [...]

May
5
2012

MMA Inspired Abs

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Stir the Pot Exercise with Swiss Ball This is an exercise I stole from my man crush respected colleague Dr. Stuart McGill. He is the world leader in back pain research and works with elite MMA athletes like Georges St. Pierre.   The stir the pot exercise is a great intermediate to advanced exercise that [...]

Apr
19
2011

Awesome ab exercise

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Over the past decade I have been in the weight room I have done countless crunches in my day. I tried legs lifts and side bends and decline sit-ups with a 45-lb weight above my head, and just about every other exercise I could think of. I wanted a 6-pack. After years of endless crunches [...]