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andreweden

Best ground based exercise for core strength?

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The longer you fly in the tunnel, the more you will develop tunnel muscles, and will be able to go for longer sessions without feeling tired. However, that takes time. Personally, for overall core strength, you can't beat Crossfit. If you don't have one near you, there are lots of youtube videos demonstrating the workouts. I recommend a coach however, to make sure you don't hurt yourself. Deadlifts, thrusters, kettlebell swings, etc. all these will work your entire body. For the most part you are really using your core for every movement. I've had really bad shoulder bursitis for years, and head up flying, even for a few minutes would leave it in pain. Started doing crossfit, developed muscles to take the pressure off the shoulder in just a few months. Also, can fly forever without getting tired. Totally give it a try, so worth it, not just for freeflying, but for your overall health and wellbeing.

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The longer you fly in the tunnel, the more you will develop tunnel muscles, and will be able to go for longer sessions without feeling tired. However, that takes time. Personally, for overall core strength, you can't beat Crossfit. If you don't have one near you, there are lots of youtube videos demonstrating the workouts. I recommend a coach however, to make sure you don't hurt yourself. Deadlifts, thrusters, kettlebell swings, etc. all these will work your entire body. For the most part you are really using your core for every movement. I've had really bad shoulder bursitis for years, and head up flying, even for a few minutes would leave it in pain. Started doing crossfit, developed muscles to take the pressure off the shoulder in just a few months. Also, can fly forever without getting tired. Totally give it a try, so worth it, not just for freeflying, but for your overall health and wellbeing.



I agree.... crossfit is the best but I don't think you need to do it to freefly.... just keep freeflying and the muscles will build.
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If you want an out of the box solution, youtube "Ab Ripper X" and give that a go..



Ab Ripper is a great ab workout. But P90X is sadly deficient in working the lower back. Other than that it's fantastic for general lean fitness and lower back can be added to the two back days pretty easily.

And any of the trendy fitness programs do the job too - what have we seen now just in this thread? Crossfit, kettlebells, yoga, (I also like the rolls noted for the Sydney trainer)

it's all just about commitment and variety in the end

sounds like just more practice is needed

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POWER YOGA and Pilatis exercises are the best you can get

There are a few exercises you can do especific for free fly using elastics or cables, but it's hard to write about, would be easier to show...
who knows, I might make a video and post late on ...
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Power Vinyasa yoga specifically. It really helps with your breathing more than most yoga practices that is almost automatically transposed to skydiving or flying in the tunnel.
Opening up the hips and building hip strength is a priority for me that really seems to make a diference.

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