Let me start off by saying that the title is a bit of a misnomer. I’ll certainly talk about how to strengthen your abs and the muscles found around your mid-section but the core is so much more than that. The core is really made up of any muscle that connects to the pelvis to help stabilize the lumbo-pelvic-hip region. It’s also made up of all the muscles that stabilize the spine. Given that, I’m sure you would be surprised when I tell you that even the hamstrings, quadriceps, lat muscles and butt muscles are all muscles of the core.
I don't usually link back to my website...I'd rather let my blogs do the talking right here but I have a video I wanted to show you all that illustrates the 3 phases of training that make up the OPT model (which is the template I use when training clients)
Shoulder exercises are common amongst women and men. If I were to take a poll of 100 men and women asking them if they included their favorite shoulder exercises in their exercise program, I am sure 90% of them would say yes. How about you? Do you work your shoulders when you exercise?
Core Exercises are always in style right? If I had a $100 for every time I have been asked what is the best core exercise, I would be writing this blog from the beach in Punta Cana, lol!Seriously, core exercises have their place and are important to do. Consider a few of the main reasons why they are important:
Do you BOSU? You should…it’s kind of cool and it could be what your routine is missing. Many people tend toward the same fitness routines of lifting weights or hop on a treadmill and go home. If that’s you then give yourself a pat on the back…you’re doing something good for your body and you’re improving your health. But, there’s so much more you can do.
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Posted by Shane Mclean @ Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:08am
Just wanted to blog really quick and address mobility and stability. Obviously both of these are major issues in our field. Unfortunately, the more I pay attention the more I see the lacking of both of these issues. Unfortunately, we also can't help everyone. As trainers, we need to make sure to address this immediately. First session. You can't hold off and assume it will eventually get better or the client will work his or herself out of it. Correctvie exercise is an absolute component to your repertoire. As I mentioned before, the t