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1/24/2015 11:32:13 AM - Popeye Desner
Hey Brian,

What do you think of Chris Duffin giving the ab wheel and "elbow-on-stability ball" (for lack of name) as his two big exercises for the "core"? I also watched your video of using the bands to work the area...are the movements for different reasons? There seems to be a LOT of gray area when it comes to training and making the core stronger. Thanks for any input you can give on this.

Hi Popeye (if that is in fact your real name),

I think the best abdominal exercises, like exercises for any other muscle group, are dependent on the individual. As far as emg (Electromyography) recruitment is concerned, I believe the ab wheel and the hanging leg raise rank the highest. As far as specificity of movement is concerned, I feel that standing movements such as cable crunches and band crunches translate to improved stability in the squat and deadlift.

Ultimately you have to find what works best for you.

Thanks for the question,
Brian Schwab

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