Our understanding of core strength needs to change. The need for core strength is not going away anytime soon. Whether we like it or not, it’s a trend that needs to be permanent. But we need to become more clear on what the core is and what the indicators of proper core strength are. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately!), looks have very little to do with proper core strength. The actual indicators are more subtle and tricky, but true nonetheless. Essentially, our core is only as strong as it can control our head and extremities while in motion. So this can be activity-specific. A baseball pitcher may be strong enough to perform well in his sport, but not as a runner.
So, we need to teach our whole body to be stable while running. Today’s video highlights a progression of exercises that will get your core muscles fired up effectively to run well. Try these as part of your morning routine, a warm-up for your next run, or with your team as part of a workout.
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