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post #1 of 14 Old 06-14-2012, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Exercises to strengthen the core?

Has anyone got any good exercises to help strenghten the core muscles for riding?
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-14-2012, 08:37 PM
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Google Pilates excercises...great for the core.
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post #3 of 14 Old 06-14-2012, 08:49 PM
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Yoga is good, they even have Yoga videos geared towards people who ride.

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post #4 of 14 Old 06-14-2012, 09:41 PM
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Agreed, pilates. Painful but powerful.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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yoga and pilates were my first thoughts. Hehe, i'll look them up later when im not on my phone. Thanks guys
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post #6 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 12:41 AM
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Planks, sit ups, any exercise ball work, yoga, dancing, hiking, more riding.

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post #7 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 12:43 AM
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Jogging/running. Sitting on that stupid inflatable ball instead of a chair. Rowing/paddling. Crunches. Planks. Crunches on that stupid inflatable ball.
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post #8 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 12:45 AM
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huggging that stupid inflatable ball. Having a nice dinner with that stupid inflatable ball. Taking it to bed with you, and having that stupid inflatable ball with you when you look in the mirror, so you can say to yourself, "At least I don't look like that stupid inflatable ball".
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Introducing stupid inflatable ball to stupid sharp knife...
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post #10 of 14 Old 06-15-2012, 12:48 AM
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Sitting on that stupid inflatable ball instead of a chair. Crunches on that stupid inflatable ball.
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huggging that stupid inflatable ball. Having a nice dinner with that stupid inflatable ball. Taking it to bed with you, and having that stupid inflatable ball with you when you look in the mirror, so you can say to yourself, "At least I don't look like that stupid inflatable ball".
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Introducing stupid inflatable ball to stupid sharp knife...
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Guys, it's really not that bad. I prefer that over doing it on the ground as I have major tailbone issues.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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