Core vs. Abs
"I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete, or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win-if you don't, you won't."
-Bruce Jenner, Olympic gold medalist
Oh brother....This has got to be one of the dumber arguments in the fitness world.
Here's what people say that core training is
-Primary goal is health ,looks, and performance
-Isometric exercises like planks, side planks, cable chops
-Anything that exercises the Rectus Abdominus (6-pac) , Obliques, Erector Spinae and internal stabilizers such as the TVA and Multifidi
-Is generally trained with isometric exercises, bands or unstable surfaces.
-Primary goal is health, looks and performance
-Movements include crunches chops, reverse crunches, leg raises
-The primarily muscles trained are the Rectus Abdominus and Obliques
It's foolish to debate this, just train.
Jimmy Smith, CSCS, is a body enhancement coach who has helped individuals and athletes of all levels from high school to the top collegiate and national ranks reach their elite performance and body enhancement goals. He specializes in performance and body enhancement as well as biomechanics as it relates to injury rehabilitation and human movement.
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