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Conditioning to the Core


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Training for Stabilization, Strength, and Power
The muscular structures of the abdominal and back regions play a dominant role in postural control, lumbar stabilization, and proprioception (what we call total body balance). As we have said, a well-functioning core can help reduce the risk and severity of injury and promote greater efficiency.
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Straight-Arm Plank and Elbow Plank
Position the hands on a moderately unstable apparatus. The hands are directly under the shoulders with the arms perpendicular to the floor.
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Hanging Inverted Pike
Position the hands on a moderately unstable apparatus. The hands are directly under the shoulders with the arms perpendicular to the floor.
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Overhead Medicine Ball Slam Rotation
Select a medicine ball light enough to be thrown hard but heavy enough to provide resistance.
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A Cyclical Program for Core Efficiency
A stable, strong, and powerful core lasts a lifetime. Core efficiency is not a passing fad or something that needs to be trained only while actively involved in sport.
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Conditioning to the Core is a complete guide to training the torso for elite athletic performance. Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. Full-color anatomical art and demonstration photos show how to develop the most functional athletic core.

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Book   384 pages
ISBN-13: 9781450419697
 
 
 

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