VIRTUALLY EVERYONE—young and old, male or female—has a deep desire to improve his or her life.
However, many people have orthopedic problems that prevent them from improving their bodies. These problems occur from a lack of core stabilization and strength, leading to poor posture.
Our bodies were designed to withstand many environmental conditions.
The ability to stabilize our core musculature is vital to our existence. Our ancient ancestors could not afford to have back pain. They needed to function on a basic level that involved moving rocks, building shelter, climbing mountains, or running after food. If they had a bad back or poor core stabilization and strength, their likelihood of survival would have been deeply diminished.
Core Stabilization and Strength
Our core musculature contributes to vital functions within our bodies and enables us to perform simple to complex tasks. Without good control or stabilization and a thorough understanding of what contributes to core stabilization and strength, we can fall prey to many of modern society’s ailments.
Lower back pain is one of the number one patient complaints throughout physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics throughout Australia & America.
Many problems and orthopedic injuries result from poor core stabilization and strength and unfortunately it seems females are at a higher risk of suffering such injuries.
Evidence shown in a study by James Zachazewki (1996), saw that over 43% of women have a lack of strength in the lower abdominals, lumbar erectors and pelvic floor muscles.
However, women (of all ages) who participated in a regular weight-training program reduced these incidences to only 4%.
A weight-training program enables the body to communicate better and increase strength and stabilization. Young women can further benefit from a weight training program, which can improve balance, increase lean muscle mass, influence self confidence and of course improve self image.
Note: If you would like more information on how weight training and core conditioning aid older, adolescent, and pregnant or postpartum women, contact; firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first look must be with the functional anatomy of our core musculature. Being able to understand the benefits of a good core conditioning program is the difference to long term and successful posture and health. A core conditioning program will decrease the likelihood of back and neck pain, incontinence, ruptured disks, muscle and ligament strains, all while improving posture.
Join us next month as we explore and start to understanding the complexity of our core and how it relates to overall function. We will look at how important it is for all strength programs to address the inner and outer unit and how they work in harmony......☯