CrossFit athlete Katrin Davidsdottir always had 6 packs, but her core wasn’t always strong.
The healthiest woman on the planet said ignoring her core would lead to a herniated disc.
Davidsdottir is currently doing a lot of core exercises such as dead bugs, side planks, L-sit holds and more.
Katrin Davidsdottir She trains insiders with “many” core training to maintain her position as an elite CrossFit athlete, including dead bugs, L-sit hold, and suitcase carry.
The 29-year-old Icelandic athlete won the CrossFit Games in 2015 and 2016, but she doesn’t always prioritize her core. Visible abdominal muscles..
“I’ve had 6 packs since I was a kid and it looks great, but It doesn’t necessarily mean that it works efficiently And your inner core muscles are stable, “Davidsdottir told Insider.
The abdominal muscles are the external muscles on the front of the torso, but the core muscles include the abdominal muscles, but they also wrap around the entire center, including the pelvis, diaphragm, hips, and hips. Cores help stabilize the whole body and can have a strong core without 6 packs or a strong core without a strong core.
A former gymnast said one of her biggest mistakes was lack of adequate core training, which caused herniated discs at the end of 2019. A Herniated discAlso called a herniated disc, one of the soft cushions of tissue between the bones of the spine is displaced.
Since then, Davidsdottir Absolute exercise is an important part of her training.
Katrin Davidsdottir does a variety of core exercises
To protect her back, Davidsdottir said, “Magill Big Three“: Three core exercises designed to be performed before training, especially for people suffering from back pain.
The exercises are as follows:
Davidsdottir adds dead bugs to these. This is another move that helps to get the core involved. Personal trainer Luke Wassington previously told insiders..
Dead bugs and side planks also help build abdominal muscles, especially when you gain weight. Bodybuilder Hattive Idol told insiders earlier..
In 2021 Davidsdottir has moved from the United States to Iceland Train with a new coach, Jami Tikkanen. Since making that change, she has incorporated more abs and core exercises into her training.
“We do a lot Carry a suitcase, L-sit hold, Ring hold, Hip extension“I do a lot of accessory movements around a big lift.” Accessory movements are supplemental exercises designed to support and improve the performance of key movements such as: Squat Or an overhead press. Examples include Davidsdottir’s core exercises, as well as many other exercises such as dumbbell curls, skull crushers, and split squats.
A suitcase carry is a simple movement of holding a weight with one hand, engaging the core muscles to keep the torso straight, and walking. When carrying groceries, you can do it in your daily life, such as a Pilates instructor. Natalie Hayward previously told insiders.
Davidsdottir wants her whole body to contribute to every move
Davidsdottir said he’s made a lot of these accessories move around big lifts (deadlifts, squats, clean and jerk, etc.) so that they can run safely and continue to make progress.
“I feel like I’m keeping my body very healthy, and it helps with big and sexy lifts,” she said.
According to Davids Dottil, not only strengthening her core, but also making sure her gluteal muscles are strong and engaged helps protect her back.
“The big thing this year is that I can contribute to what I’m doing,” she said.
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