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Research on the Core: Understanding the Basics

by Annette Lang, MS


Core training protocols have been under considerable scrutiny and there are many questions that need to be answered, like, "Is the core wired to fire automatically?" Perhaps the most important question is, "What exactly does the research say and how do we use this information to help our clients to progress safely and effectively?" This DVD will review the most current information available on core training. In addition, you’ll learn the necessity of cuing and how it is used with our personal training clients and class participants. You will also learn how to evaluate the numerous core exercises available, and how to critically decide which ones are the best options for a particular client.

This is a live recorded session from the 2008 IDEA World Fitness Convention™.

NOTE: Session was titled Understanding the Research: The Core


I like her practical approach to the science.

Truly on the cutting edge!! This workshop was great!!!
By Annette Lang, MS

Additional Content

Session Handout: Download PDF

Video Chapters

1. Introduction Play
2. Local System/Inner Unit Play
3. Global System/Outer Unit Play
4. Lumbo-Pelvid Hip Region Play
5. Segmental Stabilization Training Play
6. McGill's Bracing/Progression Demonstration Play
7. Questions for Personal Traininers Play
8. Conclusion and Summary Play

About the Presenter

Annette Lang, MS

Annette Lang, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Annette Lang, MS, has been a valuable contributor to the fitness industry for more than 25 years. She owns a successful personal training business and is a recognized educator, teaching workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Annette was instrumental in developing and teaching Reebok University personal trainer programs. She holds a masters degree in health education.