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Anti Core Training for Powerlifting


Want to add some anti core movements (anti extension, lateral flexion, rotation) to help the stabilization for the powerlifts. But only be able to add two of them. I won't add anti flexion, as I wanna save most of my low back strength for the lifts. I will include anti extension to balance out my back. However, should I do anti-lateral or anti-rotation for the second one? Anti-rotation seems to hit more different core muscle and it is what Mike Robertson recommends. Or anti-lateral which makes more sense for the stability for my dead and squat.

Any advice? Thanks


I vote for beltless work and variations that hit the core harder. Paused breathing squats are pretty effective. The only direct ab work I’ve done have been hanging leg raises and ab rollouts. Heavy barbell movements have worked better for me.