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    Core Work

    Looking for some ideas for core work that doesn't involve sit ups (or anything else that may put any stress on the neck area).

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    Re: Core Work

    Planks - both normal plank and side plank

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    I was going to say planks. Some good variations on here http://strengthandperformance.wordpr...for-beginners/

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    Re: Core Work

    Bridges too.

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    Re: Core Work

    pelvic floor strengthening exercises too...not just for women!

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    Re: Core Work

    Thanks. Yes I'd forgotten about planks. I already do pelvic floor exercises every day though.

    What are bridges?

    Any other ideas for a bit of variety?

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    Re: Core Work

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
    I was going to say planks. Some good variations on here http://strengthandperformance.wordpr...for-beginners/
    Nice plank variations there cyclops, gave me something to think about too!
    Planking for 60 seconds while staying solid as a rock is hard work!
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    Re: Core Work

    I've started to go climbing/boundering twice a week and I'm finding it really good for strengthening my core.

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    Sadly a neck injury doesn't fit well with climbing or bouldering, so my climbing gear will have to stay in the attic!!

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    I've been thinking for years that I should do some core exercises (partly because of posts on this forum emphasising its importance), but never done anything about it. Then on Friday the weekly email from Cycling UK had an item on core work being good for cyclists, and I decided it was time to start.

    I've only been doing planks and squats so far. A full plank for a minute is just about the limit of what I can do at the moment, although I find elbow-supported planks somewhat easier. 3 x 10 squats is OK, but by the end of that I certainly know that I have been working.
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