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Just wanted to say thanks for these great tips, they’ll help me get in shape!
Good post, there are some good exercises listed, however, I would say I have reservations about certain exercises that you have posted that put excess pressure on the lumbar spine. I would refer you to authors such as Mike Robertson, Eric Cressey and Dr Stuart McGill (who is all things back). His research suggests that flexion of the lumbar spine, i.e sit ups can cause back problems in the latter portion of ones life and also create overactivity in the rectus abdominis etc.. and underactive lower back musculature. Please bare this in mind. I would never reccomend reverse crunches or sit ups to any of my clients due to the nature of the exercise. Furthermore remember the rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis and obliques are predominatley used to prevent over extension of the back and to aid stability and stiffness during movement, under (usually) isometric conditions. Therefore it would be less advantageous to train the trunk through more ‘ab’ work and more advantageous to train the trunk through planks etc that use not only the abdominal muscles but also the back muscles such as multifidus, erector spinae and quadratus lumborum. I hope you find my comment informative.
Kind Regards JPR
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