Absolutely, positively. yes! A weak core makes you susceptible to lower back pain, poor posture and a whole host of muscle injuries. Strong core muscles provide the brace of support needed to help prevent such pain and injury.
Andrew van Rensberg states:
“By strengthening the core trunk muscles, we are, in effect, improving the efficiency with which sporting movements are carried out. Up to a 10% increase in efficiency has been noted in top swimmers. A 10% improvement in an elite athlete is a massive achievement – one that could take years of strength training and technique modification to achieve.
And all this can be achieved by a process as simple as allowing the correct muscles to carry out the correct tasks, without compensation.”
I teach core training as part of my rehab protocols.
The benefits of core training include •Better posture •More control •Improved, more powerful performance •Injury prevention and rehabilitation •Increased protection and “bracing” for your back •A more stable center of gravity •A more stable platform for sports movements
I spend a lot of my free time keeping up with the world of health, healing, fitness, and weight loss. I have heard about most diet programs out there. In fact, at this point I’m pretty skeptical of any new diet program that comes across my desk. Look, we both know weight loss is not easy and the truth is, most diets are hard to follow.
I don’t have a ‘new weight loss program’, rather I teach my clients the things that I have seen really work over my 27 years of practice – which is why I recommend either the Paleo diet or the Mediterranian Diet. Both are highly successful protocols. I recommend one or the other, or a combination of both. It all depends on who is sitting in front of me or who’s lab work I’m looking at.
I typically help clients manage consistent, reliable weight loss. I have programs that can help my clients lose 1-2 pounds of FAT per week, or lose 3-5 pounds per week!
I don’t want you to be HUNGRY. I’m after seeing you enjoy more energy… and finally break the craving cycle that dooms almost every diet.
The problem with most diets is that without the optimum carb level, insulin spikes and your body stores fat instead of losing it. I encourage exercise and personally teach it to my clients, that way you won’t lose precious muscle mass.
If you want the summer of 2010 to be the year you finally regain your energy and health, call my office 310-473-2911.
CCA Journal article and photos: http://www.ccajournal.com/CCA_Spring_Journal.pdf