Originally Posted by Dreamliner
... or you guys could just practice planche and front lever progressions like I've described on the Day One thread.
I can't see how they'd be injurious to the spine (chiro ?) and they work your abs like nobody's business.
I think lots of moves from gymnastics are unparalleled in their ability to strengthen the core or abdomen or whatever you choose to call it. Not a big fan of the kipping pull up (which isn't really true gymnastics) or some of the ballistic movements through the lumbar spine you sometimes see in gymnastics but front levers, planches, L-sits and lots of other similar moves are fantastic. You just gotta walk before you run so maybe developing decent core stability with other exercises before trying those out might not be a bad idea. Same goes with the Bruce Lee move. You need ridiculous amounts of core strength to be able to pull that off properly.