I DON’T WANT TO BE BARBIE..BUT, I DO WANT TO BE STRONGER THAN KEN.
Ya know how you watch those PGA Golf competitions?
And you really, honestly feel like you could play just like the guy who won the green jacket.
Well, bad news….you’ve been drinking….and, those cute pink balls you bought won’t work….reality.
One of the keys to those golfers and their freakish ability to wind up and smash that ball off the tee is CORE STRENGTH.
Now ya know.
So, what is Core Strength? How do ya get it?
Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.
I LOVE to run. In order to run, I need a stable CORE. No getting around it.
YOUR CORE IS YOUR ENTIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM.
Your core muscles play a huge role in your everyday activities, from getting out of bed, to walking down the street, and bending over to grab your purse-but, most importantly, they literally help you stay upright.
“That’s because your core muscles are the base of support for your entire body,” says Meredith McHale, P.T., D.P.T., regional clinical director at Professional Physical Therapy. They completely surround and support your spine and pelvis and connect your upper body and lower body, effectively transferring forces from one to the other.
But, as with everything else, chat with your medical provider prior to starting any new fitness program.
Cuz, you can injure yourself by adding 50 Russian Twists without any sort of prep work…and we don’t want that!
SOME SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE A WEAK CORE:
You cannot get up out of a chair without using your arms.
You sway or change footing every few minutes while standing for a period of time.
You slouch…strong core creates great posture.
You have difficulty reaching down to pick up groceries or your bag.
The good news is…this can be strengthened and fixed.