The foundation for any fitness program is the core. But how do you begin to develop the core? Search YouTube for the best core videos? Sure, you could do that. But first, I recommend a quick assessment to determine how strong and balanced your core is to begin with. Because then you will know what you actually nee to work on.
The term core is a bit of a buzz word. It’s commonly known as the abdominals, or six pack. I take a broader view of the core muscles. So, I consider hips and shoulders to also be a part of the core. Core also refers to your front and your back. When you are balanced in all the core muscles, your body functions properly and you feel strong.
I’m going to take you through the My Core Balance Core Assessment so that you can know where you stand with your core strength, stability, and balance.
If you haven’t already downloaded the scoring sheet from the previous two assessments, be sure to click here so you can download that document.
At the end of this workout, you will not only know which of these exercises your weak in, but you will know which general ranges of motion you are weak. That way, you can systematically work on strengthening those weak areas. Once all the areas are brought up to a strengthened and balanced position, then I would recommend that you are ready to do general core workouts that you find on YouTube. But until then, it definitely would be beneficial to focus on your week areas to bring them up..
We will be assessing the following exercises:
Watch The following video and follow along with your scoring file. If you haven’t done the flexibility and range of motion assessment, I recommend that you also do those.
Each of these exercises in the core assessment falls on a continuum. Every exercise has a way to make it easier, and also a way to make it harder. So when you were good at all these core exercises in the assessment, Then you’re ready to progress all of these exercises together.
How did you do on the assessment? Can you honestly say that you are balanced? If not, seriously think about bringing up your deficiencies before you try to make your strengths stronger. The assessment tells you have strong each exercise is and even color codes it for you so that you can see it with a quick snapshot.
Self assessment is great, and sometimes you want a little bit a help. I understand it, and would be happy to help. Click here to schedule a 30 minute assessment with me, either in the studio or through a video call.
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