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Smart Exercises - Plank Wipers

This is a great exercise for training the core to resist asymmetrical loads generated by the shoulders, lats and chest.  If performed to volitional fatigue, you'll noticed how the work is placed largely on the oblique and quadratus lumborum. Since these muscles are very important in stabilizing the trunk to prevent lateral flexion, this exercise will help you develop a stable spine more resistant to herniations and slipped discs caused by this motion.

CYCLING BENEFIT:  If you've ever wanted to learn how to sprint like a Pro, cycling technique is your answer.  An upper body that's out of control will never produce a fast or explosive sprint.  While the arms are working quickly to counter the forces created by the legs, the torso is always steady.  By training the core this way, the upper body will be able to effectively stabilize and hold your trunk and hips in the optimal position for power production.  This produces a sprint that looks powerful and effortless at the same …