Core Training

lina

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Hey! Been dealing with core training issues... My fitness level is okay okay, can do two pull up so far and I exercise regularly. I also interested on the topic of muscle mass to weight or something like dat.
 

LTC

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Core training article on BB: Bodybuilding.com - Hard Core Training: 3 Muscle-Building Core Workouts

Zuzka Light, if you prefer not to use "scary" dumbbells: Bodybuilding.com - Six-Pack Attack: Zuzka Light's Strong Abs Workout Video

Gaining muscle mass + losing fat from a woman's perspective: Bodybuilding.com - Building Muscle Mass!
And she's overqualified to give those simple opinions honestly, she could be dealing with far deeper bodybuilding science issues than this.

Lastly, if you have quite high body fat to start with, expect to lose some weight, and so the MM to Weight ratio would improve along with weight decrease.

But if you have low body fat to start with, then you might see MM to weight ratio improve along with weight INCREASE. But trust me, you'd feel healthier and more capable than ever before.

Welcome to the idea of "Bodybuilding" where getting stronger and looking better are goals, but looking better is still more primary a goal than getting massively strong.
 
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MalcolmX

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Nice to hear you can do 2 pull-ups! Pull-ups are one of the best exercises to train the back and core muscles.

Do you have any fitness goals, etc?
 

LTC

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Arms: Bodybuilding.com - Bare Your Arms: Jen Jewell’s Armageddon Workout

Back/Pull Ups: Bodybuilding.com - Yes, You Can Do Pull-Ups For Major Reps. Here's How!

Y'know, its hard work to find and read these articles, but really on forums folks typically don't have the knowledge, or the language, or the time to type out long how-to articles. So do the work yourself and read all those articles and more posted above. The folks who wrote those articles really know their stuff way more than most of us. Besides putting pictures of themselves doing what they preach, and hell they look way better than I

Once you get the knowledge for yourself...getting down to doing stuff is going to be a piece of cake.Theoretically, of course.

"The only workout that actually matters is the one that you do...not the one you talk about"
 

gosu_smurf

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If you are looking to increase pull-up reps, you could invest in a pull-up bar (if you haven't). Given that you can do 2 reps at one go now, you could try completing 20 reps over the course of a day. Each time doing 1-2 reps. This method really helped me bringing up my pull-ups reps from 15 or so to 35+. I tried forcing 10 reps each mount of the bar and aim for about 150 reps in total a day.
 

Wasupcutler

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It may be hard to believe, but squats trains your core hard. Lots of stabilizing muscles are used when doing squats, and your core is one main muscle that it supporting the barbell on your back.
 

clan_NEt

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yup, i think u shd try adding squats in your routine if u have not. it's a fantastic core exercise
 

lina

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Just came bck from a expedition but yea, I can do few more pull ups. I focusing on quality rather than quantity for now. Now,my core have outline but not defined abs.Still working on my lower abs now
 

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If you are looking to increase pull-up reps, you could invest in a pull-up bar (if you haven't). Given that you can do 2 reps at one go now, you could try completing 20 reps over the course of a day. Each time doing 1-2 reps. This method really helped me bringing up my pull-ups reps from 15 or so to 35+. I tried forcing 10 reps each mount of the bar and aim for about 150 reps in total a day.
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