I feel yeah, I was taught growing up to work on your stabilizer muscles as one way to trick your muscles into getting stronger. but how bout “to each his own” on this one.
But Ive just been trained by some califonia core, and yoga nuts all about their stabilizers. haha
Im feeling you on the hogan avatar… so at least we can agree on that. haha
I’ve seen you mention “tricks” to get stronger more than once now. Why do you feel you need to “trick” your body into doing anything? And which muscles are the “stabilizers”? Do your pecs, abdominals, quads, glutes, hams, and back muscles not stabilize your body?[/quote]
- Epic Fail Indeed. haha
- "trick might not be the right word, but it is definitely important to use lifts that are not the core isolation lifts (bench, squat, dead lift, or isolation’s of triceps, biceps, ect.) This most basic example of working stabilizers is the dumbell bench press or the front squat. Needless to say there is more work being done by the “stabilizing” muscles in your pecs during DB press. Same goes for Front squat. If this was NOT true then we would all push the same weight on bench as DB bench and there would be no difference right?
- Balance!! This is one of the most desired qualities of all competitive athletes. We can walk because of our ability to balance. Football players running full speed need balance to keep their huge muscles off the ground if they are. Stabilizers do these sorts of things. Think of it as your pecs are the leaders but the stabilizers are the ones they lead. A strong leader is nothing without his subordinates.
- As a true athlete you will see the benefits of working these muscles. as well as I have done programs like this to help increase my max lift in the times when it was stuck at a weight.
In my past I have done this and seen huge benefits in my competitions. As a power lifter being trained by a pro Power lifter we experimented with things like this. This is just my experience.
“To each his own”
- For the Record no one does only pecs, abdominals, quads, glutes, hams, and back exercises. There are around 700 muscles in the human body, It would be foolish to think that you only need to work a handful of them. *