I know this probaly sounds like a broken record, but I was curious what you guys consider useful and useless as far as core conditioning is concerned.
I personally use Paul Cheks(Austrailan Research) hollowing/TVA activation techniques and exercises(floor based and swiss ball) for the awareness and learning how to activate perhaps dormant or very weak TVA say after injury, pregnancy or years of lazyness.
I go with McGills reccomendations for bracing when doing heavy lifts in squats, deadlifts, overhead pressing, etc.
I go with Alwyn Cosgroves reccomendations for drawing in on rotational movements as this increases internal oblique activation.
Exercises I consider useful:
Reverse Crunches with weight
Wood Chops and chop.press’
Cable pushing and pulling variations
Various standing and seated cable crunch varaitions
Swiss Ball Core Exercises
Side Planks and Bird Dogs/Horse Stances
Rev Hypers/Back Ext
Swiss Ball Weighted Crunches(Full ROM)