Why And How Of Core Training | Stowe Training Systems | Personal Trainer Austin Texas

Why And How Of Core Training | Stowe Training Systems | Personal Trainer Austin Texas


– Hey guys, this is Nate
at Stowe Training Systems and today I want to talk to you about why we train the core the way we do. Quickly imagine that you have
one of those wire coat hangers and that you begin to
bend it back and forth. At first this coat hanger
doesn’t really move. But if you keep bending it back and forth, it’ll start to develop a little
white line in the middle, get real hot, and you do it some more and that coat hanger will
finally tear in half. In this analogy, that coat
hanger would be our lower back. So instead of training
it to bend and twist and do a lot of moving, we want to train it not
to bend, not to twist, to prevent those movements. So that involves a lot
of isometric exercises. Our favorite is the dead bug simply because it’s the easiest to teach. Second, most folks have
what’s called anterior tilt, meaning that the front of the pelvis is lower than the back. Next time you’re standing in
line at the grocery store, look at people’s belts and you’ll notice that the belt buckle is usually lower than the back of the belt. Training the core with the dead bug and variations of that tilts the pelvis into a more optimal alignment. This helps get rid of a lot
of different aches and pains with that pulling sensation simply because the pelvis was out of alignment. Two, when we do free weights, the big difference between
free weights and machines is that all free weight exercises are by definition core exercises. However if we don’t
learn to train that core and improve that core in this
sort of isolated environment, it’s not going to be very easy to do in a more complicated movement. Finally the core helps
with force transfer. Oftentimes with exercises, you’re holding the dumbbells in your hands or on your shoulders, say, however, it’s a leg exercise. Well something has to transfer the force from holding the weights
in your upper body throughout your lower body, and that would be, guess
what, the core musculature. So there you go, why we train the core, and why in particular,
we like the dead bug for this exercise.

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