The Biggest Mistake in Modern Sports Training
The “Core” (Abs and Lower Back) making up approximately 1/3 of the body, we all know that. What we have missed in strength is training the abdominals of the core like any other body part . Why do we strength train ever other body part with heavy weights and NOT the abs? Are the muscles made up of some different fiber type? Do sports not really use the abdominals of the body to promote power like other muscle groups? Maybe we have been doing them wrong all these years. The Ab Mat changed all that. These are the question that hopefully will stay with you and give you some “food for thought” with this article and videos.
Damn, I have been looking where to buy this ab bench for a long time. Finally one of the readers sent me a link. I had alot to due to the design and use way back in the Ironman days. SO, I find the link to buy it and go to the You tube videos on how to use it. Guess what ? All the videos are wrong. The users do not know how to use it. Check out the wrong way here. Then I give you the right way. They don’t get the full stretch, thus not working the abs through a full range of motion. This bench is well worth the money.
Just incase you don’t have an ab bench or can’t find one, try this .
Check Out the rest of the ways to use it on my Yout Tube page. It is so amazing to me that people just don’t understand in 2017 how the abs acually work.
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I recieved a question from a reader the other day about where to find the rounded back ab bench I pushed so hard man years ago and still use here. You know, it just goes to show how far behind the fitness industry still is when it comes to new thinking. Check out this video and then you tell me what’s the deal? And no I don’t know where to find one ,so please tell us if you do.
In our gym here in Norway, the Bear Cave I had to have the machine cusotm designed. It is so well worth it no matter what it takes.
Everyone that has followed my writings on Abdominal muscles knows I have always questioned why these muscles, for some reason are treated any different than any other muscle. I asked Scott Howell, Phd. to do a search for me and this is what came up.
Fibre types in human abdominal muscles.
Häggmark T, Thorstensson A.
Histochemical muscle fibre composition was studied in biopsied from the four different muscles of the abdominal wall (rectus abdominis, RA, obliquus externus, OE, obliquus internus, OI, and transversus abdominis, Tr) in 13 normal human subjects (9 females and 4 males, age 24-55 years) undergoing gall-bladder surgery. Muscle fibres were classified as Type I, IIA, IIB or IIC on the basis of their myofibrillar ATPases’ pH lability. There were large inter-individual variations in fibre composition, whereas, in general, the differences between the different muscles were minor or non-existent. Mean fibre distribution ranges were 55-58% I, 15-23% 22A, 21-28% IIB, and 0-1% II C fibres. The least fibre diameters were similar for all types and muscles (range of means 50-54 micrometer) except for Tr in which the Type II fibres were smaller (mean 45 micrometer). There was a high correlation in the size of Type I vs. II fibres and Type IIA vs. IIB fibres in all layers. The oxidative potential (NADH-diaphorase staining intensity) appeared high in Type I fibres and low in Type II fibres, irrespective of subgroups. Thus, based on histochemical fibre composition, the different abdominal muscles appear to have a similar functional capacity. However, functional differences between individuals were indicated by the large inter-individual variation in muscle fibre distribution.
I always laugh when I see people talking about strength training for the abs. Why you ask? For some reason they think the abdominal muscles are made of a different muscle than every other muscle in the body. Maybe you have fast twitch-slow twitch and abominal twitch. Here are two videos that should make you think abut what you have missed by all this fancy abdominal training the media feeds you.
First, I would like to thank you for purchasing our book “Abdominal Training, Myths Debunked”. I thought I would give you a free sample of how we do the training programs for the abdominals for our Athletes and Fitness people here in my world. I hope you Enjoy the Free Trial.
This just had to be the first place I made the announcement , finally, the release of the ab book myself and my co-author Robert K Blom PT, have been working with for 15 years. This seems to be the best place to give a little history on the writing of the book and the history around the the invention of the ab mat, a simple tool that is and will revolutionize abdominal training which really was the inspiration for the book. The Book “Abdominal Training”, Myths Debunked.