Anatomy of Core Stability: A Trainer’s Guide to Core Stability

Anatomy of Core Stability: A Trainer's Guide to Core Stability Author Hollis Liebman
ISBN-10 1770851704
ISBN-13 9781770851702
Year 2013-02-14
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Firefly Books
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A strong stable core is the foundation of virtually all physical efforts Pilates and yoga practitioners as well as dedicated athletes are familiar with the concept of core stability They understand its importance in achieving and maintaining superior fitness A strong and stable core improves athletic performance increases power and endurance reduces stress on the body and minimizes the chances of injury It helps to improve balance and posture alleviates back pain and minimizes fatigue Even everyday actions are easier whether climbing stairs or lifting a box or holding a baby The muscles most responsible for core stability run the length of the trunk and torso They include the famous six pack abdominal muscles the muscles that underlie the spinal column and neck and which help to rotate the back the oblique muscles and the muscles of the hips and thighs Exercises designed specifically to address these muscles are the only way to build a stable core Anatomy of Core Stability features such exercises They are designed to work the entire core musculature from the major muscles in the abdomen spine lower back torso hips and thighs which endure the greater effort to the smaller assisting muscles which support the larger Many exercises use inexpensive equipment such as a stability ball medicine ball free weights and wobble board American Reference Books Annual praised this series first book Anatomy of Exercise as fascinating and recommended it to medium sized and large public libraries as well as high school and undergraduate collections This latest addition to the series will prove equally commendable and is an important purchase The Anatomy of series has revolutionized how people can approach their fitness needs The books are ideal references for beginning exercisers and amateur athletes elite competitors trainers physiotherapists coaches sport injury clinics yoga pilates and fitness instructors team doctors and specialist professionals

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