Stability comes from coordination, not strength
Stability comes from the inside out, not the outside in.
If you have a strong core and it is NOT coordinated and integrated....it will function like a flat tire.
Have you noticed I'm always digging my thumb and fingers into my core? This is to give me BIOFEEDBACK about pressure. Am I expanding 360 degrees around.
You can also do this by placing tubbing around your core (like a belt) and tucking a rolled up sock in each of these 4 locations. OR, you can use the core 360 belt.
The core 360 belt is an inexpensive and wonderful tool for learning to create intra-abdominal pressure. I wear mine while walking, puttering around the house, working out, mobility training etc.
Better core and breathing improves EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE.
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A core exercise to integrate into all activities!
A core exercise to integrate into all activities!Read Less
Love it, so informative! The outtakes were awesome too - probably helped to relax the diaphragm too! :-)
Love it, so informative! The outtakes were awesome too - probably helped to relax the diaphragm too! :-)Read Less
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The last example above shows optimal intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Stability comes from the INSIDE out, not the OUTSIDE in (middle example).
The first example shows optimal integration of core muscles (diaphragm over pelvic floor) creating intra-abdominal pressure. The other 3 examples are of non-optimal coordination of core muscles all resulting in a loss of IAP and use of an extension compression stabilization strategy (ECSS).
Arguably THE MOST IMPORTANT muscle in your body.
The diaphragm has 3 functions - breathing, posture ( core) and a sphincter. Research has shown that the diaphragm is what starts intra-abdominal pressure and core coordination. The diaphragm is your primary muscle of respiration. If breathing isn't normalized no other movement can be. The diaphragm is dome shaped like a parachute and made up of 2 hemi-diaphragms - right and left. Interestingly, the right is larger, thicker and stronger than the left. The right also has more crural fibres (spinal attachments ) which descend further than the left. The right has better abdominal apposition and drives breathing better than the left.