Foundation of Core Training and Development
What is the core of the body?
Most of the peoples answer to that question off the top is a 2 or 6 pack of abs. And technically they are correct but there are a few other major players in the group of muscles that comprise the “core”. These muscles are all connected and depend on each other to function properly. Our “Pillar” ( another term that refers to the core or the body) is the area 180 degrees around the body between the Chest plate or sternum down through the hip complex almost to the mid thigh.
What are the known and some not commonly known benefits of strong Core muscles?
When we see someone with a six pack we automatically associate that with a strength, and while improving the tone and the look of the muscles has its benefits, you can’t ignore that the function of the core muscles is to stabilize the center of the body during movement.
Some of the benefits of a having strong core muscles are:
Improved and stable posture
Improved body control during movement
Improved transfer of power from the lower to upper body and vice versa, Improving force generation. - Think of a boxer punching a heavy bag or a golfer swinging a club to drive the ball as far as possible.
Can improve Breathing and or Respiratory function
The Top 5 Core Exercises (no crunching) that will Strengthening your core muscles and improve your Performance.
Band/Cable Core Rotations
Reverse Hypers with Mini Band - Posterior / Back
Powerball Russian Twists
Alternating band pulls with Leg Lifts