I am Core-ently in need of help

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Anymi
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I am Core-ently in need of help

Post by Anymi » 28 Jan 2010, 01:34

Hey guys,

Im building a stronger core and have checked the guides and they have been really helpful, so thanks Soccer4life and co.

Its just Im looking to make them stronger rather that endurable which is apparently what Im doing. Im doing sit ups, planks and bicycles, supermans but ive heard this only helps with strength endurance rather than actual strength to make me more powerful and solid.

Am i wrong?

Ive never seen weights applied to ab or lower back exercises

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Post by mint » 28 Jan 2010, 01:39

Im not really an expert on strenght training and the like but im sure weight training does benefit your abs in some way, im not sure which exercises, someone else will be able to answer you better.
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Post by Anymi » 28 Jan 2010, 07:42

Thanks man i just need to find those weight to core strength exercises

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Post by MUFC1994 » 28 Jan 2010, 21:52

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Post by klc123 » 28 Jan 2010, 23:27

Drop the Situps immediately, they are bad for your back.

You can do weighted crunches or normal crunches, aswel as jack knifes and leg raises. Oblique twists are also very good.

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Post by mint » 28 Jan 2010, 23:34

You can actually do sit ups as long as u do back strengthening exercises to make sure ur back doesn't weaken, if im correct doing a lot of sit ups for a long time period weakens your lower back.

Correct me if im wrong please.
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Post by klc123 » 29 Jan 2010, 17:21

Its not that it weakens your lower back its that it applies pressure on the lower vertabrae and eventually results in a slipped disk, something thats incurable and cannot be prevented no matter how much muscle you have supporting it down there.

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Post by BayernFan » 29 Jan 2010, 23:52

hmm really? i used to do a lot of situps but my lower back started to feel like strained when i would run and it was just a weird feeling.. maybe the situps did that then?

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Post by scottS4 » 30 Jan 2010, 00:07

BayernFan wrote:hmm really? i used to do a lot of situps but my lower back started to feel like strained when i would run and it was just a weird feeling.. maybe the situps did that then?
viewtopic.php?p=197607#197607

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Post by BayernFan » 30 Jan 2010, 00:28

scottS4 wrote:
BayernFan wrote:hmm really? i used to do a lot of situps but my lower back started to feel like strained when i would run and it was just a weird feeling.. maybe the situps did that then?
viewtopic.php?p=197607#197607
thanks! :D

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Post by pickyourheadup » 30 Jan 2010, 01:07

There are some helpful exercises here:

http://www.expertfootball.com/forum/vie ... 344#201344
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