Last week I showed you my amazing flexi belly…. This week it’s here again in a different way..
As a pilates trainer of 14 years (seriously, 14 years what the) - the core has gone through a lot of research and varying opinions and how important xyz is as a muscle - oh no now it’s not, it's abc is instead….
As someone in the industry aiming to train people in optimal movement, it got really confusing what to cue, what worked, what was linking with what, we can - oh no we can’t isolate - it’s all about the tissues and your foot is connected to your eyebrows (and your head to your butt).
Everyone had and still has something to say on it.
The poor ‘core’ - it is the area glared at for “are you fit” and the most abused part in training to look like you’re fit.
I chastised my mid-section no end over the years and also mis-trained myself - worked superficially instead of deep, wanted that super flat stomach (ok so it’s pretty close and I now have a loving relationship with this part of myself) - and it all came at a cost. Slipped discs are not fun.
Now it’s not my poor cores fault that happened. It was a culmination of many things - including bending over to pick things up not squatting, over training, not resting, emotions held inside for years and non-optimal ‘core’ work/focus.
By the way I keep putting ‘ ‘ around core as who knows that to call it really, but most people understand core.
My intention here is not to tell you how to get your core on or the mechanics of the muscles around there - I can but it’s also quite individual how someone responds to training. Words, imagery, visual, touch, breath more of some not others, I don’t think I could cover all the styles I've met and there will be more out there….
What I am going to do is show you my core again and what it looks like when it works optimally and when I do it wrong.
Bulging belly no good...
Thanks - and if you want more info be in touch ...