Maybe you play golf, rowing, running or just started yoga and you have notice:
-lack of hip mobility
-lower back pain after your activity
-or maybe you doctor suggested to work on your core to help your back pain?
Ok wait a second.. this is quite complex but let me break this down for you.
Core = abs, for average Tom, Dick and Harry but „core” is more than six pack
To maintain perfect health while you are exposed on different forces when you hitting the ball or taking next stroke, we need certain joints to be mobile while other has to stay stable (so each joint is expressing right movement – not taking job of his neighbours as this cos injury!)
Pelvis has to be stable!
Core or Abdominal exercises wont guarantee anything unless thorax and hips are mobile and can perform them function in perfect manner.
And… CORE works with GLUTES! There is this saying
„Glutes are king of the swing and core is the queen”.
Thats why only focusing on core/abdominals wont take pain of your lower back/protect your lower back from ijury.
Often lower back has to be hypermobile because hips and thoracic spine are stiff and if glutes are inhibited.
This is why I love Yoga and Pilates as they are functional systems which are integrating mobility and stability.
Below I am including some exercises which are promoting right actions in right areas!
Before you start fitness program you have to be assess to know if there are any weak points in some areas which has to be address first and then you can start adding weights and resistance to your training.
There is a lot more to say as „core” assists breathing and a lot more which we will talk about in next posts!