Sunday, April 4, 2010
Don't Forget Your Core
Your core is an important emphasis of conditioning for your body. However, sometimes we forget.
Men in particular, overlook the value of core training. Many of the training activities in which women predominantly engage - cheerleading, dance, yoga and pilates, for example - all feature a core focus. However, effective core training helps create a balance where athletes stand tall and in better alignment. This is helpful to male and female athletes.
Check out Kevin Helliker's recent piece in the Wall Street Journal that discusses the value of training the core -- http://ow.ly/1oHfN http://ow.ly/1oHoD http://ow.ly/1oHzf. Additionally, check out these abdominal exercises for runners from www.distancecoach.com at http://pfitzinger.com/cc.shtml.
You may find some great new training ideas.