🔥CORE TRAINING: AN ALTERNATIVE TO SIDE BENDINGS
✳️ While spine is extremely resilient and allows us to perform movements such as flexion and extension, it’s not really programmed to perform these motions repetitively, especially under load.
🔥🔥🔥 Abdominal muscles work as “anti movers”: they basically resist movement and serve to stabilize our spine while the rest of our muscles moves.
Abs are made in the kitchen, however, strong abs are made in the gym. This means that if you want to strengthen your corr, you need to train it just like any other muscle.
With that said, a better alternative to side bendings, would be something that works your core muscles (in this case obliques) without having to bend or extend your spine.
I’m not saying that side bendings don’t work, because they do – however – if I’d were to pick an exercise I’d always choose the safest yet highest quality one: this means picking an exercise that gets the job done, with the lowest injury risk.
Give a try to the front rack kettlebell march (you basically march on the spot), I promise that if you love ab training.. you won’t regret it!