I actually do a core workout at the end of every workout[/quote]
Good to hear cliff45.
Not to hiJack the thread but 15 months ago I broke my back. Coming back has proved a little challenging. I pulled a 435lbs a few weeks ago without injury. However that is still a very low pull for me. I am having to relearn to deadlift because of some nerve damage and I lost a little mind to muscle connection. Through this whole process and frustration I noticed that when I would hammer my core, my lifts took big jumps up. Like 20 lbs here and there. I know that some of this is muscle memory coming back but I know much of it is due to bringing my core and pelvis up.
I do: Standing rope crunches with cable or bands
Hanging leg raise, knees up or feet straight
Good Morning as heavy as I can go (but I sit on a flat bench and do them for safety and pain factor for me)
Reverse hypers (with bands)
Pelvic bridging or tilts with heavy dumbell or barbell across stomach. I know it looks gay but I got to do what works.
Planks all kinds for time
Ab fall out with straps
Spread eagle sit ups
Nothing new or fancy just stuff that works for me.[/quote]
Holy shit man, that takes a ton of tenacity to come back from, big time respect.
Thanks for posting your core routine, I mostly stick with sit ups on the gh raise and side bends… I don’t get too fancy myself. I actually hit all my best lifts beltless, and I just find I get enough core work from working the lifts, but I think I can be better if I put some time into it.
Thanks for the motivation to get better.