If you previously followed our Core Series you may be ready for some new exercises. If you have not seen it before, it is important to go back and start from Part 1 in order to get the basics of core activation. These exercises are more advanced and may not be suitable if you are suffering any injury such as back pain.
Remember that some of these exercises seem simple, but the challenge is in the execution. Be sure to focus on CONTROL, PRECISION and NOT GRIPPING with the superficial abdominal muscles which hold the spine stiff and increase compression through the spine. When using the core properly you should be able to stabilise the spine through movement.
These exercises will be challenging – but they should not be painful. If you need guidance to progress your program, get in touch.
Lara is an Physiotherapist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist as well as a trained Pilates instructor. Lara works with our team at Caringbah. Lara’s enormous skill set means that she is ideally positioned to help manage all of your rehabiliation and injury management needs. To join Lara’s small group Clinical Pilates class or see her for a private consultation click to make a booking.