In today’s episode of ‘Work Proof your Brain and Body”, personal trainer Aaron Morton takes a look at what one can do to improve their core strength – and in turn will help reduce several pain points within day to day life.
Work Proof your Brain and body: Two easy ways you can improve your core stability:
- As a personal trainer, Aaron says that he always hears that people want to improve on their core.
- Sit-ups are one of the worst things you can do for core strength.
What is core stability and why is it beneficial?
- Stability is the capacity to have control in the presence of change, and is instantaneous integrity in the presence of your full range emotion.
- You need to keep a solid structure by your spine whilst you work on your core.
- Aaron works with busy professionals of all ages and often hears that they would like to improve their core and lose weight.
- If you have a feeling of weakness in your lower back, this is a very common symptom, and is a sign that you might need to work on your core.
What are the benefits of a strong core?
- A strong core can help prevent injuries such as back pain, and plays a factor in how you experience pain.
- A strong core can help within your sport, as it can help your joints stay in place.
How do you improve your core stability:
- Focus on your breathing, breathing from the chest can help prevent tight shoulder and neck muscles.
- Anti-movement can help you to hold yourself in place in the presence of pressure. There are 3 forms of anti movement: anteflexion, antirotation, and anti-extension.