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    Thought of another, make a slosh pipe.... That is my next thing to do on my list.... Just google "slosh pipe" supposed to be a great core workout....
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    +1 on hanging leg raises!

    L-sits (like I'm doing in my avatar) are awesome too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TorMag View Post
    Thought of another, make a slosh pipe.... That is my next thing to do on my list.... Just google "slosh pipe" supposed to be a great core workout....
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    I also had a terrible back awhile ago. Dropping non-paleo fare fixed most of it, but I also do lots of leg-raises and L-sits, and leg work combined with my chin-ups. Then again, I also habitually do push-ups, sprinting, heavy lifting and climbing things... I think it all works together.


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    squats and RDLs/kettlebell swings.

    of course if you screw up the from on any of those, you can really mess up your lower back. so be careful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyBodyWeight View Post
    Planks?
    Crunches?
    Squats?

    What say you?
    For injury prevention- Planks are OK, crunches are junk and there are better exercises than squats.

    The king of back exercises is the bridge- it works the back through a full RoM building flexibility (the back is meant to be flexible after all) as well as strength. Ideally balance it with some plow position work or an L-sit progression as recommended in Convict Conditioning.

    The back should also be able to twist so some kind of seated twist also as recommended in CC.

    Thing like squats and DL may help strengthen the back muscles but the back and spine is meant to be much more than just a rigid column of muscle.

    Al Kavadlo must have one of the back bridges around so check out his website

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandstone View Post
    For injury prevention- Planks are OK, crunches are junk and there are better exercises than squats.

    The king of back exercises is the bridge- it works the back through a full RoM building flexibility (the back is meant to be flexible after all) as well as strength. Ideally balance it with some plow position work or an L-sit progression as recommended in Convict Conditioning.

    The back should also be able to twist so some kind of seated twist also as recommended in CC.

    Thing like squats and DL may help strengthen the back muscles but the back and spine is meant to be much more than just a rigid column of muscle.

    Al Kavadlo must have one of the back bridges around so check out his website
    Very true. Don't forget, though, that the entire abdominal complex is there to help protect the spine also, not just the spinal erectors. When it comes to injury prevention they are both equally important in my book.
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    Deadlifts....I know 4 people who have trashed their back doing "wrong"

    So, I will try the following:
    Hanging Leg Raises
    Planks (3 mins. at a time)
    Kettlebells

    Is this the bridge you guys are talking about? How many reps/sets?
    http://www.ehow.com/video_6380304_do...-exercise.html
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