Breathing – a totally under-appreciated exercise. I, who value the glutes more than almost any other muscle group in the body, value the respiratory muscles even more. It may be why I say “BREATHE” more often than any other word in almost every training session I conduct and is often right before I say “activate your glutes.” I will bet that most of you do not even think about breathing as an exercise for your muscles. Maybe you do not think about breathing at all. Good thing it is an involuntary exercise for most of you.
When it comes to pound-for-pound effectiveness, there is little out there that is as awesome for getting in killer shape than a set of battle ropes. Here’s more about how this old-school will give you some serious new school results.1. Battle ropes encourage a balanced strength and conditioning approach.
Let me start off by saying that the title is a bit of a misnomer. I’ll certainly talk about how to strengthen your abs and the muscles found around your mid-section but the core is so much more than that. The core is really made up of any muscle that connects to the pelvis to help stabilize the lumbo-pelvic-hip region. It’s also made up of all the muscles that stabilize the spine. Given that, I’m sure you would be surprised when I tell you that even the hamstrings, quadriceps, lat muscles and butt muscles are all muscles of the core.
It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives.
IT'S MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE..................... All those popular gadgets, gizmo's and over hyped exercise programs focus on the muscles you can see like you the six pack. But in my opinion it what's you cannot see that's important. The inner deep muscles of your core. Let's call them the body's seat belt. When their tight and strong so are you. Do this for a strong core today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cQgNwkoMiY
http://issuu.com/pjcc/docs/connections_jan_2014?e=1653604/5899816Sneak these three effective moves into every workout for a coveted core. (Original publication in the Peninsula Jewish Community Center's in house magazine, Connections. Issue January 2014.)