Over the last couple of months I have had a few new clients who have needed to improve their core strength due their interest in event riding, dressage and horse riding in general, this is great as I have never trained anyone who is interested in these disciplines. There’s nothing like more than doing something different now and again, it keeps me on my toes and having to look into a subject that I’m not used to.
The key to feeling safe and in control, whatever your pace or discipline, lies in your core strength. Improve this and you’ll become a better, more efficient rider in your discipline.
eCore stability, what is it?
“Core stability is the effective recruitment of the muscles to stabilise the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex, together with those that stabilise the shoulder girdle”
Some of the benefits of having good core stability are as follows-
In order to achieve a powerful torso, there is no optimum exercise you can do , instead it’s a matter of doing the appropriate exercises for your end goal, someone who wants to strengthen their core for horse riding will be different for people who want to core strength and build muscle for completing in a body building event.
If you think that having good core stability is a case of doing lots of sit ups, then I’m sorry you have been misinformed, it does not matter how many crunches or sit up you can do, these alone are not the answer your looking for, the fact that the crunch and sit up exercise, while having a role to play in building your 6 pack, does little to improve core stability. In fact, sit up exercises performed incorrectly can cause more harm than good.
For more information on core stability and torso training please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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