Originally Posted by ridethecliche @hendrix
, not to start the stretching vs strengthening war again... but... Do you have a core/accessory strengthening regimen you like?
I want to work on some other core exercises since I don't think I've been staying on top of them as much as I should be doing given my issues. I do cable crunches, leg raises, and hamstring extension-ish things right now.
Also planks and side planks (will do more regularly), but I think this stuff is going to be incredibly important for me moving forward.
Good stuff. I can't stress enough how important it is to target the hamstrings and actually isolate them as much as you can with the leg curls, stiff leg deadlifts and GHR. Healthy hammies are like 90% of injury prevention and despite the dogma they pretty much don't get any work in the squat or even the deadlift. I try to hit the hammies 3 times a week absolute minimum with those exercises.
Front squats in the routine is also very beneficial to core strengthening, along with standard squats and bench press.
In terms of targeted stuff I do:
1. Cable wood choppers for obliques (change the angles every now and then to hit more of the serratus etc).
2. Leg raises (with dumbbell between ankles)
3. Decline weighted sit ups
Pretty much all for like 3 sets of 15, 2-3x per week.