Who would be interested in a little more core work?

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  • #105218
    imported_Admin
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    Who would be interested in a little more core work integrated into the basic simplefit workouts?

    I see allot of people add some core work would this type of addition interest anyone?

    example based on level 1

    5 rounds for time

    2 pull-ups

    6 push-ups

    10 squats

    15 plank

    for time

    10 pull-ups

    21 push-ups

    21 squats

    21 l-hang

    l-hang http://www.simplefit.org/pix/l-hang.jpg

    Hang from the bar and hold an l position with you body, if this is not possible bend your knees.

    plank http://www.simplefit.org/pix/plank.jpg

    Hold you body in a straight line weight on elbows and toes. To add intensity slide elbows forward.

    Let me know what you think

    #109032
    villatour
    Participant

    I like it. I actually do the plank after every workout. But I’ll also do the L hold. Cool!

    #109033
    fizzleboink
    Participant

    Awesome I think I will give them a try in a couple weeks.

    #109034
    fitnatic
    Participant

    Is the l hang one that you hold and count to 21 or do you hold it for a brief minute and do it for 21 times. I wm just wondering. This workout sounds very good. I can’t wait to try it this week.

    #109035
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    Not totally sure on the scaling wanted to get some feedback

    #109036
    curlysue35
    Participant

    sounds awesome to me. Core is crucial. If you have a strong core, it is easier to have proper form on the other exercises.

    #109037
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    fitnatic wrote:

    Is the l hang one that you hold and count to 21 or do you hold it for a brief minute and do it for 21 times. I wm just wondering. This workout sounds very good. I can’t wait to try it this week.

    hold for 21 seconds, but I am thinking that may be to short and may use a multiplier like count x 3 = # of seconds or maybe explicitly state… just need feedback on what is suitable for beginners to determine what is appropriate

    #109038
    Vith
    Participant

    Not meaning to bump a dead thread, but how’s this coming along?

    I’m willing to give feedback (being a beginner) if you can give me a good starting point :)

    #109039
    Bri3626
    Participant

    I was doing a different core each of the 3 days for a while. Now I usually try to add the core work after I’ve done the workout.

    D1 did planks

    D2 did situps

    D3 did L’s

    Time on em is a factor for planks and L’s. I was thinking increments of 5 seconds or so but I found kind of hard to do during the actual workout since it’s mapped out so well and everything is all rep based. Situps could be incorporated easily.

    Heh don’t know if this helps or not. Love the planks though. Who woulda thought something like that would get so hard?

    #109040
    Vith
    Participant

    Yeah, I reckon that’d work pretty well.

    How’re you wedging your feet for the situps?

    #109041
    Maleficarum
    Participant

    Vith… you actually work more muscles if you don’t “wedge your feet.”

    Holding your feet to the ground while performing a proper sit-up is a whole different experience than having someone hold them down or wedging them under a weight of some kind. This kind of sit-up really only works the hip flexors (from what i understand). While these are important muscles for walking-running-etc… this isolation movement doesnt really jive with the philosophy of simplefit…. at least not to me.

    what does everyone else think? my understanding was that this was a better method of working your core muscles.

    #109042
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    Try doing lhangs evil wheel and advanced planks, way better than sit ups.

    Check out these workouts

    http://www.simplefit.org/workout2.html

    http://www.simplefit.org/workout3.html

    #109043
    naples378
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    Sign me up.

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