It’s no secret that lots of people get hurt by exercising with poor form. And that almost always means that they are lacking core stability.
BUT, this does not mean you should automatically start doing crunches and planks. It’s much more about “re-awakening” the same movement and stability you developed from the time you were born to the time you were four years old.
That’s why I’ve made it my mission with my free training and through the more comprehensive training and coaching inside the Core Wellness Institute to teach people about how to re-connect with the deep core stability system they were born with through awareness and connection of the “Back Support Zone”. (See photo below)
But a common question I get, like the one I got from Edie recently, is
“Dr. Steve, after a few days of trying I still can’t connect the bottom of my ribs to the floor without pushing hard. As soon as my feet leave the floor while trying to do baby back, all my weight drops straight to my pelvis. So my question is, how can I do the exercises if I can’t even support my body correctly? I am curious since you said that imperfect form shouldn’t be tolerated.”
So in today’s episode of Core Wellness TV, I talk about the minimum core awareness you must have before you embark on an exercise program.
And no…you do not have to be able to move like a 6 month old (although it’s a worthy goal!)…you only have to be able to create some pressure in your abdominal cavity (Intra-Abdominal Pressure or IAP).
But video does so much better than words to explain this. So here’s today’s episode of Core Wellness TV!
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