Friday, August 29, 2008

Quick Hint #1: Activate your core without doing core work

Quick hint #1 - If you are doing machine or dumbbell lifts, here is a terrific tip to work on your stabilizers in your body. When you grip the handle of the machine or the dumbbell, don't just hold it, CRUSH IT! By squeezing on the grip with all your might you end up waking up all the stabilizing muscles throughout your body. This allows those smaller muscles to stabilize the joints and then helps to let the bigger muscles do what they are supposed to which is move the weight. You will be surprised about how much more weight you can lift or by how many more perfect repetitions you can perform.

We should be doing exercises that make us use our core instead of doing core exercises at the end. This is a great way to get a core workout at the same time as doing regular lifts. More on this later.

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  1. I tried this today, and it kicked my ass...definitely a nice way to amp up a workout with a simple step


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