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Discussion: Core

in: Kris; Kris > 2018-08-15

Aug 16, 2018 11:54 AM # 
Why not do it first? Helps recruit the right muscles for the rest of the gym session.... ?
Aug 17, 2018 10:34 AM # 
I do it first (because I like it the least), and I split my exercises into three groups of two so I avoid getting bored and complete all the exercises.
e.g. I will do:
3 x 1min plank and 20 dead bugs
3 x 45s side planks and 12 leg raises
3 x 30 Russian twists and 20 plank with shoulder tap
That might help you get through it!
Aug 17, 2018 11:03 AM # 
Yeah, I also like it the least - I'll give it a go..
Aug 17, 2018 11:32 AM # 
For a couple of years I added the core into my supersets which worked quite well so an example set would be:
3x{10 x 50kg squat, 1 min plank, 10x2xsingle leg squat on wobble cushion}
I had to go a long my way back in my training diary to find some real supersets!
Just another idea for food for thought :-)
Aug 17, 2018 3:29 PM # 
I thought "science" says you should do your main exercises before core to avoid compromising them
Aug 21, 2018 1:27 PM # 
I agree with Lard.
To my mind Core comes ahead of strength ( and I don't mean in order of exercises in a session) but in order of progression of capability.

If you don't have your core sorted, working properly, strengthened, built up then you shouldn't really be moving on to strength. Doing so exposes you to injury risk from the strength exercises.

Plus Lards argument - get them woken up before taking on the strength exercises

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