Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy!
- I still see a ton of not so great core training out there. The core’s real function is to stabilize. Sport is about core stabilization and hip rotation. The core shouldn’t be looked at as movers, they should be looked at to prevent movement. More anti-extension, anti-rotation and anti-lateral flexion work. Body saws, front/side plank variations, Pallof presses, Plank rows, carries.
- Piggybacking off this thought, training the core should be about creating stability and protecting the spine while also transferring energy from the ground through the body. The second part is one of the main reasons med ball training should be a staple in strength programs.
- Developing opinion…the more hip extension work, the better (to a degree, obviously).