Eccentric exercises are effective for both abdominal strength and stability. These core exercises will be a great addition to your ab workouts.
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Looking for new and interesting ways to challenging the core musculature is a great way to not only keep yourself progressing but also to keep training fun and interesting. There are so many different styles and methods that can be used to train the core that this should never get boring or monotonous. Let’s have a look through 6 challenging eccentric core exercises you can add to your next workout.
Eccentric training involves muscular contraction when the muscle is lengthening, it’s a very effective way to create adaptation of the muscles as it creates a potent stimulus. Eccentric training can be done with all different movement patterns including the core musculature. Although most of the eccentric core movements involve the anterior core as this muscle groups involves movement patterns that lend themselves to eccentric training more so than other movement patterns that the core can produce like resisting rotation and resisting lateral flexion.
Using eccentric loading of the musculature with weights or bodyweight is a great way to increase the time under tension of a muscle group. This can help create either a growth or strength stimulus.
Taking time using eccentric loading and tempos is an excellent way to improve skill acquisition as it allows people to feel through the movement, get a sense for which part of the body is doing what and improve body awareness.
Eccentric training should be a part of a well rounded concentric and eccentric exercise routine. Find more well rounded core exercise that will help you develop a strong core here.
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All the exercises is the list above are examples of eccentric exercises. But here is another example of a vertical pull eccentric exercise.
Concentric. The abdominal muscles are shortening not lengthening.
It really depends on the movement pattern the core exercise is working. The majority of eccentric core exercises work the anterior core.
This will give you more insight into eccentric training if you’re new to training. Although it’s beneficial it for sure isn’t the “secret” thats going to fix everything.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.