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squats for a strong core
Looking for a new way to strengthen your core? Get on your feet and try some new core strengthening exercises while standing. Let's face it, we all have tried crunches or sit ups to strengthen our abdomen but we all know this gets old fast because it's boring and it doesn't give great results. The FACT is that it is bad for your spine because it creates a lot of compressive force which could lead to fractures over time. First, it's a good idea to make sure you are able to keep the abdominal muscles contracted through easier exercises before moving...
sports training through core strengthening
Core strengthening is vital for improved athletic performance. If you're throwing a football or baseball, kicking a soccer ball, swinging a bat or winding up for a slap shot, you need a strong core. Most of the movements performed in sports are multi-directional.  To move efficiently and exert more power, it's important to train the core with dynamic multi-directional exercises. With increased core strength, the athlete (or the weekend warrior) has greater balance and control during athletic movements. A stronger core can also prevent injury. Many athletes experience pain and injury from overused limbs. Hyperextension and excessive rotation in the shoulder...
core strengthening exercises for your back
Abdominal strengthening You’ve associated it with lying on your back and doing the dreaded crunches! When I have seen people do this in the gym, often they strain their necks once their abdominal is fatigued and their form goes out the window. If their hands are behind their head, they are pulling their necks forward, rather than contracting their abdomens. If you have back problems, lying on your back doing crunches might not be the safest way to build up those core muscles.  Core strengthening is essential to good posture, strength in any kind of arm or leg swing while participating in...

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posture and aging
"Stand up straight!" "Get your shoulders back!" Did you ever hear those words from your parents or a coach? Being conscious of how we carry ourselves is the key to good posture.  However, contrary to popular belief, good posture is more than just pulling your shoulders back and standing up straight. Yes, those are very important factors in having good posture, but having a strong core and lower body strength is equally important. Our upper body makes up 70% of our total body weight; the remaining 30% is comprised of our core and legs, which supports our upper body. If your...

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