Build A Foundation
The world’s most impressive buildings and structures stand the test of time because they are built on a solid foundation. The same is true for our bodies.
Success is also not luck, it is the culmination of many years of preparation, focused hard work and a commitment to learn, grow and develop our skills. Then, when the opportunities come, they seem nothing more than final to complete the various chains we had been working on.
Likewise perfect physical health is not luck. We need to prepare, practice the activities that improve our physical wellbeing and commit to leading a balanced active lifestyle.
Our foundation is based around spinal strength, commonly known as core stability.
Core stability is the region bounded by the abdominal wall, the pelvis, lower back and the diaphragm. The main muscles are the internal and external obliques, the transversus abdominis, the quadratus lumborum, the erector spinae and the diaphragm.
The diaphragm has a duel role in that it regulates breathing and the stabilisation of posture in regards to the spine
To break that down, improving core stability helps the way we move, our posture and even the way we breathe.
Key Exercises for Core Stability
Maximise Your Time
Exercise can be fun, in fact it should be fun. If we don’t enjoy it we are unlikely to stick with it. If we exercise hard enough the release of endorphins can bring on the ‘runners high’. However this is overhyped and underachieved. Fun to most people means fast.
Exercise can be short in duration but also efficient. The rise of HIIT (high intensity interval training) has shown the benefits of short burst exercises.
We can achieve more for less when we use as many muscle groups as possible during each of our short burst workouts.
Workouts to Save You Time
Breaking Down Barriers
Don’t let the walls of the gym contain your ambition and scope. True physical power will come to you when you are able to exercise when you like, where you like.
Luckily there are a few people who want to do things their own way. They identify a problem, usually through their own need and solve it. This was true of the Rooboard.