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This is great info Ben. I hope you continue with this series.
Taro Yamashita says
I’m surprised you didn’t discuss planks. What are your thoughts?
JOSH BOULTER says
Good stuff, thanks
Ahmed Jabai says
have to say brought back the wheel and its great. just like in the video i have my knees off the ground and extend as far as i can without them touching (eventually they will) iso hold at bottom and top of reps. best core work i have done in a long time. i have always been a fan of weighted planks and use alot of iso holds during the reps for more intense reps. 6×6 will be brutal if you control and hold the crap out of every rep. after deads,bench,and pause deads i finished off my core with it.
pierrot monami says
this is good
christian aspiras says
What happens if ur stomach hits the ground when rolling out? no troll.
Chimaira NL says
Great vid. Thanks for the tips. This will help my form on these exercises. I knew I was doing them wrong. Now I know how to do them better!
Joakim BM says
Hmm :/ i’ll have to try this out. Wouldn’t also training the obliques be helpful for overall core strength too?
Ahmed Jabai says
still think this is the best powerlifting abdominal video…..solid detail in why its trained and why its trained in a certain way….plus i don’t like band crunches…never got the hype about setting bands high and doing small downward crunches….ive done cable abs (full hip flexion/extentsion vs crunching/collapsing) but crunches never made sense to me for squats and deads lol. weighted planks/ab wheel/farmer walks have helped me best
I personally do 4 movements. Abs wheel, leg raise (or lowering, Elliot Hulse version on the ground; perhaps a progress of your hanging leg raise.), front carries (currently a unilateral KB carry in the front rack for anti-flexion in the frontal plane; farmers carries work well too or DL with one DB or KB), and a pallof press for anti-rotation. Two exercises supersetted one day, two the other day on an upper/lower split is how I go about it (Wendler variation).
Former Jon Jones Fan says
1:31 loled hard, “leave a like rating anyway”
derek arsenault says
Your videos are some of the most informative I have seen. Bracing the core I find to be the most difficult. You never know if your as tight as you could be or of your only 80 percent of what an elite lifter would be. I guess you never know if your could make your core more rigid until you do. Also I have a question when I try to get tight I pull with my spinal erector and lock it in neutral with my abs almost like flexing your bicep and triceps pulling against eachother I have never heard anyone talk about this method I was wondering what your thoughts are. And I do breath into my stomach and make it big and lock it down and flex my lats for a squat or deadlift.
Danella Darling says
Get video! How many reps and sets would you recommend for these? (Unless you said it and I missed it, I apologize. Had to turn my volume to low.) Thanks!
Simon Jack says
Looking natty and strong as fuck. Respect man
Great content. I like lifting and talking but this is gold. Been trying to get a stronger core and going to incorporate some of this into it.
nerd one says
thanks for the video. So the crunch exercise is not gonna help much to deadlift. Since the muscle movements in the deadlift and the crunch are different. However, do you think it is necessary to do crunch or other ab workouts in order to balance the muscle movement pattern that are used in the deadlift?
Rutgher Pruijm says
very informative, gonna try this. Only caveat: the audio could be better. I had to crank up my speakers to be able to hear everything. But that could be due to english not being my first language.