As we hit summer, many of us start increasing our activity levels and start thinking about how we can enjoy the great weather.
Something we, as physios, are getting a lot of questions about is how to improve core stability, which is a great place to start if you’re looking to increase your activity levels.
I want to share with you today, the importance of training your core, and how it can really benefit you.
Having poor core strength can cause you to have poor posture, as well as causing lower back pain or general weakness in your arms and legs, strange hey? Well, the reason is that the muscles of your core stabilize your spine and pelvis, and this stability helps transfer the strength needed to rapidly contract the muscles for more powerful movements.
Keep reading and I’ll tell you how you can not only improve your posture and prevent injuries like dreaded back pain, but also let you know how awesome core strength can improve your game and everyday life.
So why is core stability so great?
Well, when you incorporate core stability exercises into a structured routine, they can help improve muscular control and even reduce the likelihood of injuries. The importance and function of the central core of the body is for stabilisation and force generation in all sports activities. It is the core that is the basis for all movements and the strength or weakness of your core will dictate the control and fluidity of your athletic movements.
What are the benefits of training my core?
Having core stability and a great core training structure is essential to enhancing sports performance and injury prevention for any active patient. The body’s core muscles are the foundation for all other movements and their role in rehab and injury prevention is so important. Your torso muscles stabilize your spine and provide a solid foundation for movement.
By implementing a killer core strengthening training structure into your routine you can expect some awesome benefits like giving yourself improved performance in your sporting activity and even in your everyday life. You can also expect to reduce the risk of injuries developing and give yourself a better ability to function in daily life.
Sounds great right?
Keep reading, I’m going to tell you how to get one of those killer core strengthening training structures…
Core training is super easy to add into a training routine, and if you don’t have a training routine that’s cool too, there are a heap of exercises that you can do without a gym.
Here’s what you need to do:
Everyone is at a different level of core strength, so to be able to give you the best advice possible, give our clinic a call today on (02) 9997 4970 and book into to see one of our excellent physio’s that will be able to give you some killer exercises to improve your core stability out of sight!
Can’t wait to help you strengthen your core 🙂
That’s all from us today,
The team at Back to Health Physiotherapy