Cory Gregory is the co-founder and executive vice-president of MusclePharm®. He is a dietary and nutrition industry leader and top training expert. As a way to save for college, Cory worked as an underground coal miner until he opened a gym at the age of 20. He quickly earned the reputation as an industry expert in personal training and nutrition. He has competed in more than 20 powerlifting competitions and 14 drug-free bodybuilding events. Cory has his Exercise Specialist certificate from Columbus State and is also NESTA nutrition coach certified, Westside Barbell certified and a Cross Fit level 1 trainer . Cory has been featured on the cover of Inside Fitness, Fitness & Physique and Fitness RX magazine. Lastly, Cory was recently added to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fitness advisory board.
I discovered Anabolic Stretching after losing my strength and muscle mass while never recovering from an injury even though I followed traditional “rehab” advice.
I frantically started researching a rehab solution that would get me back in shape so I could resume life again. That’s when I came across dozens of articles and studies supporting anabolic stretching for men. Since then my mission has been helping men transform their physiques, get fit, increase their energy and improve their sex life simply by adding this one missing ingredient to the end of their workout.
Very few core workouts are complete without adding at least one or two plank variations into the routine. If you’re like most exercisers, you’ve already done your fair share of this foundational movement. “Planks offer a safe, challenging, and effective way to train both the core and many other muscles, including the shoulders, pectorals, biceps, triceps, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and more,” says Jennifer DeCurtins, a personal trainer, CrossFit coach, and yoga teacher based in Charlotte, NC. To make the plank even better, add in movement, balancing elements, and weights. “In my mind, a plank is anything that includes a straight line from your shoulders to your knees,” says DeCurtins, who put together 101 of her favorite variations of the move in her new book, Ultimate Plank Fitness . “Beyond that, you can think out of the box, since any time you're holding a front, side, or reverse position you are working the core.”