Comprehensive Core ProgramJun 30, 2022
Photo Credit: Gustavo Fring
The Many Facets of the "Core"
Core strength (not just abs) allows you to crawl, climb, dance, throw, run, twerk, jump, play, and move however you choose.
A comprehensive “Core" Strengthening program typically includes:
- Anti-Extension: Plank variation
- Rotation: Woodchop, MB Throw
- Flexion: Reverse Crunch, Leg Lift
- Anti-Rotation: Pallof Press, Anti-rotation side step
- Anti-Lateral Flexion: Side Plank Variation
These can be programmed evenly (ex: 2 exercises each category per week) or in a more personalized setting, you can assess strength in each pattern and program based on individual strength, preferences, and functional goals.
Add an additional bonus by including exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor!
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