Posted by: Geoff Jackson | October 30, 2007

Kim Strother’s Swiss Ball Workout

Kim Strother’s Swiss Ball Workout

How to build a strong foundation

Core stability training is essential to sports performance and injury prevention. The body’s core muscles are the foundation for all other movement. The muscles of the torso stabilize the spine and provide a solid foundation for movement in the extremities.

These core muscles lie deep within the torso. They generally attach to the spine, pelvis and muscles that support the scapula. When these muscles contract, we stabilize the the spine, pelvis and shoulders and create a solid base of support. We are then able to generate powerful movements of the extremities.

Training the muscles of the core also corrects postural imbalances that can lead to injuries. The biggest benefit of core training is to develop functional fitness – that is, fitness that is essential to both daily living and regular activities.

Best wishes

Geoff Jackson

www.talesofatrailrunner.com

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  1. I could watch Kim all day…


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