To Improve Your Core, Strengthen these Muscles
Every muscle that directly connects to your pelvis should be considered a piece of your core. Your athletic ability, flexibility, balance and strength are all dependent on powerful hips. To accomplish this, strengthening the following muscles:
- Glutes: These are the powerhouses of your body. They do not work alone.
- Adductors (Inner thigh muscles) are your built in traction system. When the adductor group of muscles remains strong you have increased in hip stability, stronger arches in the feet, and a pelvic brace using a couple of the strongest muscles in your body.
- Your deep lower back muscles facilitate the proper integration of the Posterior Chain of Muscles. Simply put, a weak lower back changes every aspect of your movement patterns for the worse.
- Your abdomen and hip flexors: Think of the front of your body as a window that shows what is happening at the spine and pelvis. If the front is always too tight, the back is not working properly.
- The Transverse Abdominal muscle: A built in bracing system. When the transverse abdominus is tightened against the other muscles among this core group, the entire system becomes stronger
At Active ChiroCare, I personally tailor each person’s individual stability program so they get EXACTLY what they need. If you or someone you know of has back or joint pain, please tell them about us and have them call us to set-up their initial appointment!
Yours in good health,