Here’s the deal with core training. Important!

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Stacy’s doing knee sways, super controlled always. The keys here👉she: ~keeps her spine stable on the mat when she moves through center. ~only goes as far as she can to the R & L keeping her shoulders flat/motionless. ~her abs control everything and dictate her ROM. 💥Remember: abs are meant to brace/function as stabilizers not move the ribcage toward the pelvis. This action rarely happens in sports and everyday activities. 💥Caution: those who actively flex the torso (crunch) suffer the most spine injuries! (Stuart McGill, PhD, Spine Researcher, U. of Waterloo, Canada) 💥Fun fact: that ‘6 pack look’ comes from the transverse tendons that make up the rectus abdominis and keep the muscle from pulling apart when the obliques contract. 💥Correct bracing exercises where you load the hips during weight training and generate power through the torso when the abs are used like springs create that look. 💥And then there are those who can create that 6 pack look doing all the wrong things (hooking feet, full sit ups, straight leg raises with back moving all over the place, bicycles with flailing legs/hips,… ) I hope you don’t do these! I don’t want to see you at 70, 80+ limping around and bent over or worse yet, having to have spine surgery. 💥Be careful! Questions? Let me know👇or DM for a Coaching Call or PT. . . #safeformiseverything #qualifiedpersonaltrainer #noinjuries #helpeachother #personaltrainer #strengthandconditioning #ihopetoinspireyou #ilovewhatido #elsegundo #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #redondobeach #losangeles

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