Developing the core for athletes is not necessarily focused on developing max strength as much as it is about developing greater motor control that helps athletes exhibit fluid movements on the court or field and generate more force and greater mobility in the weightroom. We put a premium on core training at the Boost Performance Center by incorporating it into both speed and strength training daily.
Prescribing the right exercises for the core musculature is establishing an athletes level of core muscle function, including the ability to stabilize the trunk and to move the trunk. We define the core as the entire trunk region (rib cage, spine, pelvis, and shoulder girdle). In our programs total-body integrative exercises are implemented in order to facilitate greater transfer to sports performance, but prescription of such exercises are based on individual needs.
With ground based sports, force production begins in the lower extremities (Legs), subsequently activating the core and upper extremities (Arms). This efficient transfer of torque is extremely important and underscores the importance of training to strengthen weak core muscles that leads to leaks in force transferability and also injury. We integrate actions of the upper and lower body to simulate this transfer of force that occurs during the performance of sport skills.
Exercise prescriptions for core development at the Boost Performance Center are on a continuum.
- Static → Dynamic. Simple → Complex. Closed Chain → Open Chain
Every session incorporates trunk flexion, extension, rotation or lateral flexion.
Our core programs are also specific for a wide range of sports including and not limited to:
- Ice Hockey
- Track & Field
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