If you’re an athlete training to improve your performance, developing a strong, stable core — shoulders through hips, and not just abs — should be a priority.
Since every athlete’s strength and power are generated from the core musculature, movement-based, multi-joint exercises — including rotational and anti-rotational exercises — are important components of a well-designed strength and conditioning plan.
Here’s an article from EXOS titled, Why a Strong Pillar is Critical for Soccer, that discussed and simplifies the benefits of a strong, stable core, including:
- Balance and stability
- More effective and efficient movement
- More muscular endurance/less muscular fatigue
- Injury risk reduction
Although the article addresses soccer, the principles apply to all athletes and sports.
Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!