Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Training The Core

Four exercises designed to strengthen the core and protect the lower back from Climb Strong. I liked this quote:

Most climbers who do exercises like crunches do them to get rid of the fat on top of the belly muscles. At our gym, in fact, we often get new members coming through the door complaining of a “weak core” when what they really have is fat on top of a perfectly strong set of muscles. If getting rid of the fat is the goal,

there are better ways than crunches. A study from the University of Virginia showed that you would need to do 250,000 crunches to lose one pound of fat.  That’d be about 700 crunches every day for a whole year.”

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