Core Fitness by Paul Collins

By Paul Collins

Core Fitness presents the most recent innovative education regime with its step forward 'Cavity dependent education technique' and Core-in-Motion strategy (CIMM) added in a 4 section development for aiding you in attaining top point health

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Sprint Tests Assessment • Tests can be performed individually or on separate days or with 10 minutes rest between each effort – depending on fitness level. • Record times in seconds for each distance. • The main objective apart from time is the ability of the athlete to hold one’s core body position over various periods of time at high velocity. This may include filming each sprint for personal awareness of where core weakness occurs and can be improved, especially when one’s goal is to run faster.

Assessment: • Upon initiation of the lift, there should be no sagging or bending by the athlete at all. If so, by any small means, lower the legs and feet to ground and have the athlete reset themselves and focus. • The body should become like a plank of wood from the shoulders (which act as a hinge joint) right through to the feet. • It is highly important that the coach watch the lower back region at all times when lifting or holding the legs to assess, because this is the key indicator of core weakness.

4 DM5: Crosses Lie on back with arms outstretched at shoulder height and left leg across body touching ground on right side. Breathing out, draw left leg back across to the midline of the body whilst simultaneously changing legs and taking the right leg across to the left side. Complete this drill in a flowing motion from left to right sides 5-10 times. 2009 11:16 Uhr Seite 31 PHASE 1 4. 10 Key Stretches for Better Postural Management After a good warm-up, we now focus on the fourth element – stretching of muscles that surround or attach to the spine and pelvic regions.

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