Please Explain Core Training To Me

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  1. DOBERMAN

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    I just came home from the Gym where I saw a guy standing on a skateboard - balance looking device working out his triceps. When he left, I came up to the machine and it said "Core Training". That got me really confused and now I have a headache :bash:

    Can someone please explain what the hell is the Core, why do I need it, and how do I get it :sadwavey:
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Stupid new trendy personal trainer bullshit for women and noobs who don't know any better.
     
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    It's when you become so jacked you're like the the center of the earth, superheated nickel, iron, etc...





    But in truth it's the trendy way of referring to abdominals and your posterior chain.
     
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    doing free weights should provide all the core work you need. however balance work like you mentioned can improve proprioception and therefore have the potential to reduce injuries in sport.
     
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    Core training is where you work your inner organs. My intestines are fucking broly yo.
     
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    the core is not just abdominals, but back muscles also. It does no good to train your abs if your lower back isn't trained just as hard. the core is from your next to your ass (ALL the muscles) and affects how your whole body functions.
     
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    wtf do you know about core, yours is covered under 17 feet of lard
     
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    toeshoes Guest

    I just happened to read about it yesterday.
     
  10. Marijuanair

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    it does no good to train your abs if your lower back isnt strong enough eh? :hsugh:

    in a sence that is correct, if you're even thinking about training abs and skipping any other body part you should probably just go back to your drom room and kill yourself. it always does good to train any part of your body, but you should train everything regardless.
     
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    rite
     
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    omfg :bowrofl:
     
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    So in other words: Core Training is BS and Toeshoes' Core is covered under 17 feet of Lard?
     
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    Yes its what causes a APT which is caused by muscle imbalances between the erector spinae and the abdominals.
     
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    to me it means training your middle, like your abs your back, but also seems incorporate alot of balancing movements. I think it is a good thing to do. For instance I did db curls a few times on a half ball thing, anyways it adds another dimension to the workout.
     
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    what up kid, 3 more weeks
     
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    Hpower GO GATORS

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    I know, I have been in gville the past 2 weeks. How is the lifting going?
     
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    its alright... no size gain really but my strength is going up

    305x4 last night on squats

    BW is still 152
     
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    A personal trainer for the Giants used to workout at the gym I go to. I saw him doing some really funky balance exercises and he caught me looking at him. He asked me to come over and try it. I've never sweat so much before.

    When I saw him he'd teach me something new to try and that it would help a lot for lacrosse. So I did this balance and core training 4 days a week after normally working out and the results were just unreal. My balance was so amazing, no matter how hard I was hit I just wouldn't go down.

    He said every good pro athlete doesn't ust hit the weights, but does a ton of balance and core work. That's what keeps them standing.
     
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    this is the truth. i started doing core training after my squats and deadlifts weren't improving. when i hit the bottom of my squat, my midsection/ass would lose some tightness, which caused me to almost injure myself tons of times.

    i started doing the core training program on t-nation and i feel so much better. i hadn't worked out abs since high school (21 now) and my lower back work was meager, but i feel so much better now, especially when going heavy.

    some people get core strength from the big 3, others have to get the core strength before they can do the big 3 imo
     
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