need advice to improve my core

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

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    a little background about me: im 5'7", 187lb. im well over 20% bf and pretty obese.
    however, i am fairly strong and been lifting weights for a good 5 months now. but i am no means a person with a great core level. as some of you may know already i have a difficult time running 1.5mi within 14min which, im currently working on.
    aside the running, i need to improve my abdominal work, sit-ups. my goal is to perform 38 sit-ups with arms crossed over chest within 1 minute. on my first attempt, i finished only at 22 sit-ups within the minute:o .

    i want to know what other exercises i should consider to improve my core level? i have the fitness ball laying around but havent used it ever since i joined the gym (5 months ago). so far, i been doing crunches/paced sit-ups and other abdominal machines to get my body used to it.

    so id like to ask what exercises or movements would you suggest for my goal? how many sets/reps/etc.:sadwavey:
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Pick up a book called "Core Performance".

    I got that from a PT at work, and it's awesome.
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    your gonna need a swiss ball stat :run:
     
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    Do you actually think that performing an arbitrary number of situps in 1 minute is a good way to evaluate core strength?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Are you training for a test of some kind?
     
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    i do deads and squats, but what are "ghr" and "roman chair" ?


    im training to meet the requirements for an academy:hsd: . they evaluate you based on your "core fitness level"
     
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