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The Fitness Nugget:
By Neil Fox
Top 10 Way To Activate Your Core
Start basic even static, a plank for example. On the other end of the spectrum, get dynamic and sport specific.
The human body requires lateral strength to move forward in life with integrity.
Abdominal Bracing VS Hollowing:
Hollowing is an attempt to activate the transverve abdominus in isolation, but a bracing activates all the muscle of the abdominal wall.
Stand On One Leg:
Deep core stabilizers automatically heighten with any single leg exercise.
Standing tall gives the abs an efficient length from which to fire.
Tune Your Core:
With full range of motion exercises. Set the stone.
Pulse Your Movements:
Rhythm in movement turns abs on and off.
The Abs Co-Workers:
Having difficulty getting your abs to fire? Try drawing your lats down and clenching your butt while bracing the abs.
Ground Reaction Forces:
Graduate to movements that involve a flight phase so abs can stabilize against a ground reaction force.
Load The Big Toe:
Send tension via the big toe to a locked ankle up the chain to tune the abs.
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