3 Isometric Core Exercises on the GHD

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If you haven’t added Isometric core moves to your workout, you are missing out!  This is a little more advanced, so you can work up to these starting with planks, bridges and pelvic tilts.  It is crucial to have baseline strength like strong abs and glutes before attempting these.

An isometric exercise is one is which your muscle stays in a static action position for a specific length of time.  This relieves stress of muscle contraction and joint movement.  These specific moves are beneficial for strength and conditioning, creating a more stable platform for lifting, while less intense holds are excellent for rehabilitation.

Work up to holding each exercise for 1 minute, eventually adding weight when that is no longer challenging enough.

For each of these exercises cross your arms over your chest, draw-in your navel and contract your glutes.


GHD ISO Back Extension Hold



GHD ISO Supine Parallel Hold



GHD ISO Supine Twisted Hold



not quite a lateral hold because you are trying to keep your hips flat and up, opposed to rotated to one side

-as you can tell by the look on my face, this one gets quite challenging!

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