Complete Core Training: Be Better Than The Crunch
Upon popular demand from our awesome audience on our social media, we are featuring an awesome Ab-Training article on JRx this week! And this isn’t just any BS core training article, but one of the most complete core training articles you’ll ever come by. But that’s what we expect form strength coach Meghan Callaway after she has already tackled the push-up and it’s many variation, and has defined her methods in developing a sexy backside right here on JRx.
Here’s why your core training needs to be more advanced than just the crunch, and how to get you there with custom coaching notes and video tutorials of over 10 different ab-training variations! Your stomach just got flatter by reading this intro, just think what the entire article can do for you! You’re welcome…
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…
1. While a rock hard six-pack is aesthetically pleasing, the musculature of the core is important for providing the body with the pillar of strength and stability that is necessary to perform at a high level, stay healthy, and look amazing.
2. The four layers of the abdominal wall have distinct anatomical variance and functions that need to be programmed in specific movements and functions in order to translate your training to aesthetic and functional results.
3. Obviously a lean and chiseled core looks sexy, but it also serves to improve posture and performance, making your body more resilient and bulletproofed in the process.
4. Traditional core training programs are anything but effective, with many neglecting core stability, not tapping into the all important mind-muscle connection and aimlessly only training spinal flexion.
5. Training the core in three distinct categories of movement, anti-extension, anti-rotation and anti-lateral flexion can produce the results you are seeking, both in the aesthetics department and translating into your big lifts and athletic performance.
6. Use the 12 core training variations complete with coaching notes and video tutorials to improve your core training routine, and please, be better than just the crunch.
Lets be real for a second, there are very few muscle groups in the human body that are more attention grabbing than a chiseled and well defined midsection. While a rock hard six-pack with striations and vascularization are very aesthetically pleasing, the musculature of the core is also quite instrumental in providing the body with the pillar of strength and stability that it needs to perform at a high level, stay healthy, and look amazing. I will often refer to these muscles as the human made lifting belt.
Before we get into basic and advanced core training techniques for a number of different classifications of training goals, lets jump back into class and review the four abdominal layers and their unique functions. More...