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post #10 of (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 01:09 PM
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Machines will tell you absolutely nothing about core strength. Especially in that kind of a high rep range.

I don't know how to measure how much core strength you have effectively. You do need good core strength to squat or deadlift heavy though.

Holding a plank is probably the best thing you can do. I would say weighted but I have no idea how you would do that safely.

What is this back machine you speak of?
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