ASAP Director Ted Lambrinides on the road in Chicago at the '09 Club Industry Fitness Exposition at the McCormick Place, the premier convention center in the Windy City. Here's a quick video of the latest abdominal piece from Hammer Strength
If you make a trip to Chicago.... be sure to check out Al's Beef. What an Italian Beef Sandwich that they serve!!! You've gotta order the sweet peppers and sauce on top, too! Wow! If you have to have lean beef protein... this is the place to get it. Forget about that whey protein powder smoothie.... this is real, bona fide protein. Another ASAP~Five Star Meal Selection.
ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power recently visited the Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp. During one of the rained out practices at Lehigh University we called a time-out and had Assistant Strength Coach Jay Merlino explain the Dumbell One Armed Chest Press. Head Strength Coach Mike Wolf demonstrates in the video below. After a brief workout, we headed down to The Bluesky Cafe for brunch. This is the place to go if you love breakfast fare and you're anywhere near the Lehigh Valley. I chose the Sweet Potato Quesadilla with eggs and black bean salsa. Wow! ASAP Program Director Ted Lambrinides: The Banana Bourbon French Toast. The Eagles coaches had a serious brunch going, too! Anyway, here's the video and be sure to try this exercise!
Today's post features an absolutely great abdominal / core training workout for you to get a start on that 8 pack that you've been wanting. This workout comes in pdf form and is just a download away. Sarah Ensminger, a former North Carolina State University volleyball player used her graphic design degree to get "Crunch Time" for ASAP Athletic Strength And Power. She picked up part of this routine as a member of the Wolfpack VB squad...then added her own twist, graphically designed the stick people, and sent it on to www.athleticstrengthandpower.comASAP.So here's the download and believe me, that's the easy part! .... Coach C
A strong midsection or...CORE... is important for both athletes and non-athletes. The focus of today's post will be on training the abdominal muscles. The elusive "eight pack". Dr Ted Lambrinides has written some research on this very subject and how to get started on a CORE strength training program. Download the pdf file and make return visits to ASAP Athletic Strength And Power this week for more information on this important fitness topic. There is also an upcoming podcast and also some CORE and Abdominal Routines to follow. For now, study the anatomy artwork and get ready for Crunch Time!
Several years ago, the fitness industry was overcome with a new aspect in physical training and conditioning called: CORE training. Exercise physiologists scurried back to their physiology and kinesiology textbooks to learn more about this new concept in physical training. What is core training...and where do you find out more about it? There are even books and online sites where you buy the "secrets" of Core training. Had personal trainers, physical educators and strength coaches been in the dark for all those years?
More than likely, Core training has been going on for many a year.... just by a different name. And as for those textbooks? Well, there is really no mention of Core training in any of the collegiate physiology textbooks that I researched. When I asked Ted Lambrinides PhD, an exercise physiologist, he stated that the Core could include muscles anywhere from the latissimus dorsi....all the way down to the knee, and that if one has been following a total body training program...they've been training their Core area all along.
And, as for the "secrets" of Core Training, if you wanted to pay an introductory $9.95 fee, you could go to a website and enroll. Please email us or click on "comment" at the end of this post if you do an enlighten us on those secrets.
On the serious side though, the Core Craze has placed a re-emphasis on total body training. Many athletes were using just a few "Core Movements" (different from Core Training) and subsequently leaving many muscle groups undertrained. Core Training has been a long time emphasis in Dan Riley's strength and conditioning program, going way back to the 70's...yet he never referred to it as Core Training. Riley worked as head strength coach with collegiate national champion teams at Penn State and Super Bowl teams with the Washington Redskins. Never referring to as CORE... but his workout routines are full of CORE training exercises. So, the pendulum swings back with emphasis on these muscle groupings again...just that now, it has a different name. So, for many of you long time coaches, rest assured that you probably have been training your athletes right all along.
Coming soon to ASAP Athletic Strength And Power, will be the Podcast interview regarding CORE training that I conducted with Ted. I'm sure that you'll find of interest and you'll be able to take some of the information and inject it into your, or your athletes' workouts.
Also, later this week, we'll explain a great abdominal/ CORE routine that that we picked up from Sarah Ensminger, a former North Carolina State "Wolfpack" Volleyball Star. You'll like this one... so will your Abs... and we'll reveal the secrets of that routine....for free!!!! There is also a downloadable pdf that will accompany it. Make your return visits this week as we delve into the CORE!