The core is complex and often misunderstood. I see this on a daily basis as I evaluate new clients and talk to them more deeply about their current exercise routine.
It’s quite easy to think about solely the abdominals when it comes to the core. They play a vital role in everyday tasks, athletics and injury prevention. Not to mention it’s a goal of most people to get “more cut” or 6-pack abs. But, training these muscles and overlooking the other important areas of the core is a very shortsighted approach that creates limited results.
In the following video, I talk about how the core requires attention from many different directions. From a stability standpoint, it’s important to teach the core how to prevent extension, prevent side bending, and prevent rotation. These three areas comprise a very well-rounded core stability training program when addressed properly. Let me show you exercises that will provide you with better long-term results…
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART