141 : Totally Vertical Core for Performance

Time Block C - Wednesday, 2:00-3:50pm

Session Format : Workshop

by Mike Bracko, EdD

15 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: VA15-S141


The core is the foundation of movement and its strength and stability are critical to fitness and athletic performance, as well as to injury prevention. The core is activated in all activities we perform, and since we perform most movements while standing, it's important to do vertical core exercises. You want functional? It doesn't get any more functional and purposeful than this. Take home 30+ versatile exercises for the core; one foot and two, with a partner and without, using body leverage, rubber resistance, and medicine balls. Get ripped abs while standing!

About the Author

Mike Bracko, EdD

Mike Bracko, EdD IDEA Author/Presenter

My passion is working with hockey players to improve their skating performance. I do this with on-ice and off-ice training. I work with male and female players 8 yrs old to pro players. Another passion of mine is presenting at fitness shows. In particular IDEA shows - IDEA World and IDEA PT East & West. IDEA is a remarkable organization lead by two remarkable people - Peter and Kathie Davis. I love playing ice hockey, x-c-skiing, mt biking, and being in the mountains. Also love all water sports especially surfing and body boarding. Also one of my favorite things to do is taking my dog, Bailey (Black Lab) for trail runs, swimming, and just walking.