I want to “Develop Core Strength” is one of the most popular terms used in gyms these days but actually understanding what that really means, and how best to train your “Core Muscles” is what we will cover with this article. Almost every week I am asked the question ” I need to work more on my core, I know these functional movements are great but I think I need to spend more time working on my core”. Or even better than that, “my physio says I need to work more on my core”. I then ask them “what do you mean by core exercises?” And the response is some type of plank, crunch, leg raise etc etc. These are all forms of isolated abdominal training, not core training. Which although these exercises can be great initially to activate inner unit core muscles which can be very weak, there MUST be an end goal of progressing to Standing movements where you are using a combination of inner unit stabilizers with outer unit prime movers. We have all been corrupted by the body building way of thinking and using muscles in isolation, instead of thinking about how the body is designed to move.
This is what most people think the core is – “Core strength exercises strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Strongcore muscles make it easier to do many physical activities. You can do core strength exercises on a carpeted floor or mat.” I got this from the top page of a google search when I typed in what is core strength?….Read Full Article…
Original Article : CORE STRENGTH TRAINING & HOW TO DO IT CORRECTLY TO GET GREAT RESULTS!
by : Nick Jack
From : noregretspt.com.au