Core is such a buzz word that often times get throw into a seas of ab crunches….This just shouldn’t be so. To have a strong core, a core that supports the work an athlete demands of it , it has to have the proper stability and strength from the to bottom of your pelvis to the bottom of your rib cage.
According to my friend Chad Waterbury a neurophysiologist and author and elite personal trainer whose unique training methods are used by a wide range of athletes, of all ages says, “When it comes to building performance, whether it’s more speed or more muscle you’re after, it’s imperative to develop high levels of stability strength first. The path to high-powered performance is paved through full body stability strength”.
The Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) techniques out of Prague understand and emphasize that fact. The moves and positions they teach respect the complex integration between your nervous system, muscles, and physical structure”. Waterbury goes on to say,”The contralateral neuromuscular control between your shoulder and its opposite hip is essential for power and performance, whether you’re throwing a hard punch or sprinting at top speed.
Many traditional abdominal exercises don’t enhance this complex neuromuscular activation and control. That’s why so many experts don’t consider a typical floor crunch to be functional enough to carryover to sports performance “.
Check out the Contralateral Lift below