Cool Core Variation

I think its important to continually find ways to be creative with exercise selection and progressions to prevent routines from becoming stale. I love reading posts from coaches like Ben Bruno, Nick Tumminello and Jim Smith because they are constantly coming up with creative variations of traditional exercises and I enjoy analyzing the “why” factor as it pertains to why the variation works well.

Check out some of Ben Bruno’s posterior chain exercises  and his article on training around knee pain.

I have Nick’s Angled Barbell DVD which has a ton of exercises to use with the Landmine.

If you haven’t checked out Smitty’s and Joe Defranco’s products, Power and Extreme, I highly recommend them as they have a ton of exercise variations to add to get you explosive and improve your strength.

Taking a page from some of the more creative coaches, I was messing around on the functional trainer and came up with a core training variation of the deadbug .It  really challenges your ability to control extension of the low back and also works the lats and tri’s and lower abs as well.

Here it is.

Give it a shot and let me know what you think.



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