Today in this blog, I am going to show you some core stability exercises that are absolutely vital for any sports performance or back and hip injury rehab that no one has shown you before!
I’ll be starting a new series of videos on stabilizing exercises for every major joint in our body in the upcoming few weeks. These exercises will not only be beneficial for your overall fitness but will also help improve any sports performance, help with injury rehab as well as pain management.
I’ll try to make our very complex body anatomy as simple to understand as possible. Our body is made up of two groups of muscles type
The Postural Muscles and The Movement Muscles
Postural muscles are made up of mostly ‘slow twitch” muscle fibre, they are designed to create stability in the joints to help maintain our posture and to also help stabilise our moving joints.
I see a lot of people doing core strengthening exercises, and they do have very strong core but what they are lack if is a good core control and that’s what we call “proprioception training”
Proprioception is the awareness of the body in space. It is the use of joint position sense and joint motion sense to respond to stresses placed upon the body by alteration of posture and movement.
Proprioceptive exercises are exercises which challenge and develop proprioceptive receptors. Proprioception helps to stabilise a joint during static and dynamic functional tasks. Decreased proprioception can lead to an increased risk of injury.
Having a strong core without knowing how to control them is not going to help you translate it to normal functional activities or your sports. In order to improve your sports performance and improve the efficiency and fluidity of your movement, you need to learn how to control the core muscles as and when you need them to, and learning to turn on the precise amount needed for a particular movement.
These series of blogs that I’m starting to make are targeting these postural muscles groups and your proprioception of your core/lower back and hip.
To help improve your conditioning workout routine, rehab and to improve your stability of your joints while you continue to enjoy the sports that you love or just to enjoy a more pain free living.
Keeping in mind these exercises are of general nature and do not take your injuries/history into considerations. In order to fully rehab your discomfort you will still need to continue to progress to harder and more functional strengthening exercises that are specifically tailored for you, in order to feel pain free while working.
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