What methods have you usedto teach clients that core stability (endurance) must be mastered prior to developing core strength? Often clients request to do abdominal exercises they have read about and or viewed in the gym. It “looks more fun” than the “draw in” type. How do you keep them happy and safe?
I give clients perspective. Core strength is the goal, while building a stabile foundation supports this.
It is not too difficult to relate sitting in a chair all day and immediately getting up to lift a 50lb weight over their shoulder. They know injury is not too far behind.
Creating a periodized map with specific goals in stabilization and strength are helpful.