And make sure you leave a session feeling energized, challenged and ALIVE!
Core Training for Enhanced Performance
I approach strength training the same way I approach Pilates. I first address alignment. We begin our work with the deep stabilizers of the core. A strong core provides weight-bearing support to the lower back, freeing your spinal vertebras, joints, and muscles to do what they were designed to do – move your body around in space.
Core Training Benefits:
Lower back stabilization. A strong and healthy lower back requires a strong and healthy group of core muscles.
Your body gets much smarter! Core training provides remarkable unexpected benefits, including improved balance and coordination. Core training creates stronger links between your brain – specifically your cerebellum – and your body. The cerebellum is responsible for muscular coordination, balance, and positional awareness – proprioception – your body’s awareness of its positioning in three-dimensional space. Core fitness means your brain is fit, too, and your body’s own intelligence goes up very quickly.
Improved flexibility is the natural result of improved lower back stabilization. A strong group of core muscles takes weight-bearing pressure off your lower back, removing an ongoing, daily source of lower-back muscular stress and strain. These muscles and ligaments are freed-up to go through their entire ranges of motion, providing improved natural mobility and flexibility.
Improved respiration and lung capacity. The TVA is directly connected to the diaphragm. When the core muscles are well trained and working properly, your ability to breathe in fully and breathe out fully is greatly improved. More air means more oxygen – the performance of all your body systems is upgraded as a result.