When you train athletes or adult clients year round you tend to exhaust a lot of your progressions, especially when it comes to core work. Because we tend to make our way through many of our anti-extension/flexion I’ve started to look for other ways to challenge the core while staying within our principles, which has led me to start slowly incorporating some core work from the “Bear” position.
This position not only challenges core stability but also adds a shoulder stability component which is always a nice addition. This is not necessarily a progression that we use, however I think it could be as each exercise either builds upon the previous exercise OR is slightly more difficult then the previous exercise. Give some of them a try and let me know what you think!
By the way, if you are looking for more of our progressions and regressions, I got you covered!
For all movement patterns, whether it be core exercises, carries, pushing, pulling, lower body and more, I’ve put together the exact progressions that we use every single day in the gym…and you can get that right here!