On the Ball/Core Conditioning
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Take off your shoes and BLAST your upper AND lower body. This is core conditioning at its best. This workout emphasizes balance, while focusing on the development of a strong, trunk, abdominals, and back muscles for a lean and strong center.
Core conditioning is increasing in popularity because is a component of a larger movement toward “functional fitness.” With its emphasis on strengthening and stretching the muscles of the abdominal, pelvic, and lower-back regions, core training is helpful in sustaining the ability to perform the activities of daily living.
The core is the link between the lower and upper body. The core, comprised of multiple muscle groups including the abdominal and low back muscles, diaphragm, pelvic floor muscles, latissimus dorsi, hip flexors and the gluteal muscles transfers forces and power between the lower body and the upper body. For optimal performance the core needs to be solid, to avoid energy leaks within the kinetic chain. A solid core keeps your back healthy, helps you to maintain good posture, improves your balance, enhances performance and prevents injuries.
At Club USA, focus on flexion, rotation, lateral flexion and the posterior core exercises are taught, targeting all three planes of motion. Bridges, planks, knee tucks, rollouts and leg raises will help you to functionally strengthen the core in all three planes of motion. Core exercises performed in the upright position, target balance, stability and core strength.
Taught throughout the week, Core Conditioning, utilizing Fit or sometimes called stability balls are becoming a huge popular class!