Happy Monday to everyone!
For this weeks to tutorial, I have decided to throw up a workout for the abdominal region with a Barbell. When it comes to lifting dead weight, the barbell is one of the best at zeroing in on core function integrated with upper and lower body function. Most traditionalized core workouts encompass activation of the abdominal musculature in an isolated context. Since everything in our reality involves integration, training the abdominal systems in the body must be done so with the same train of thought in mind. Failure to take this into context is much of the reason people suffer from poor core activity when attempting to do functional movement in reality.
Train intentionally, not habitually.
Hey guys, this is Naudi Aguilar at Functional Patterns, and for today’s video exercise tutorial, I’m going to be taking you through a core training barbell workout. I like using this specific piece of equipment simply because we do incorporate a lot of rotational elements, while utilizing the upper body, and most of the time you don’t generally get that out of most core training. Since most people do crunches, and sit-ups, and different things like that, they don’t necessarily tend to get the upper body and lower body integrated with the core, so this is going to be something specifically to help with those dynamics.
Be sure not to let the knees come forward as you get to the bottom, that’s going to put too much dominance over the quadriceps, and we don’t really want that, because we won’t really get the rest of the body integrated with the movement. We come down, dropping the hips back, I load my glutes, load my hamstrings, and fire it up. Okay, pretty basic, nothing too complex about it. Again, really try developing that momentum off of the ground, once you start doing the movement, before you start utilizing the upper body.
For the second exercise, we’re going to be going kind of into a split stance. I’m going to be loading myself more on one side of my body. I’m going to be hinging my left hip back, so I don’t want my left knee to be too far forward from this position, so I’m going to keep