This course reviews the most current information available on core training, and details how personal trainers can use this information to help their clients train safely and effectively. Discover the research associated with core training that is often mentioned in fitness publications. Learn about the numerous core exercises that are commonly utilized and get guidelines that can be employed to help you decide which ones are the best options for a particular client. Gain insight on the real definition of the core and find out what’s behind all that research.
By Annette Lang, MS
At the completion of this course you will be able to:
- Define core or spine stabilization.
- Explain the function of the inner unit muscles.
- Explain the function of the outer unit muscles.
- Name two of the slings.
- Define “feed forward” mechanism.
- Explain why the normal core stabilization sequence might not be functioning optimally.
- Explain why the “drawing in” maneuver was used in the research.
- Name four compensations you might see if a client has difficulty in maintaining core stbilization.
- List a progression for increasing difficulty with lever length.