Originally Posted by jza
I was reading the core stabilty program that is stickied in the beginner's forum and I started doing them. One thing I've noticed is that, while my back feels like its not "loosing its curvature", it does tend to shake, kind of how your legs do during heavy squats or your hands during bench. Is this normal, or should I take it easy (I feel I can do everything pretty well)
Which exercise are you doing when this happens?
One shaking thing - like if you hold a strength position for a long time and start to shake (one form of this is called "sewing machine leg" for the obvious reason) then that is muscle fatigue.
Another kind is when you don't have a problem with the strength but your nerves can't handle all the traffic that a destabilizing exercise generates. That is not muscle fatigue.
As far as I can see, either one of these could happen in an exercise, although I've never had either one in my back, and I do a lot of core stuff. I've had both kinds in my arms and legs though.
The sticky on core is a good thing. But if you are not working with someone who knows these exercises like a partner or trainer, I would suggest getting a book that explains the technique. Verstegen's book is one, but the book of Lorne Goldenberg and Peter Twist is good too, and more specific to how to do the exercises.
easy part is probably over
65 x 225# squat
50 x 315# deadlift in 9:50.6
31 x 405# deadlift in 9:45
46 x 410# trap bar deadlift in ten minutes
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