Instructor: Andrew Didricksen
The "core" or lumbo-pelvic-hip complex as I like to call it, is essential in all human movement. Think of the core as the foundation stability is built upon and the relay station for force transfer in our bodies. For example, a baseball player swings a bat using his hips to create power. Once that power is generated it must be transferred to the arms and then to the bat. If the relay station (your core) doesn't function properly, there will be a loss of power and less force to hit the ball.
A stable core will go a long way to reducing the risk for back injury and pain as well :)
More technical info: Resting posture of an anterior tilted pelvis and corresponding excessive lumbar lordosis is a common postural position. This position is disadvantageous for the anterior core as those muscles will be in a lengthened resting position and thus weaker than if the pelvis and lumbar spine were in neutral. The techniques demonstrated in the video of establishing motor control of pelvic motion, learning to breathe diaphragmatically, and reinforcing those breathing patterns under load while facilitating the anterior core musculature, are an effective method of returning the pelvis and low back to a neutral position.
- Andrew Didricksen
Stay tuned for the full launch of Kinetic U where we'll have advanced videos like this, but also instructional videos demonstrating basic techniques and exercises as well!