Safer and More Effective Core Exercises
Updated: May 4
Doing sit-ups actually involves motions that lead to undue stress on the spine predisposing the spine to bulging and herniated discs. Fitballs, medicine balls, bands, and a variety of body weight exercises such as planks will strengthen your core, protect your spine, and make everyday activities, such as carrying groceries, a purse, shopping bags or a diaper bag, gardening, shoveling snow, lifting children as well as sport activities much easier placing less stress on all your joints.
It is crucial to choose exercises that are best for your body taking into consideration your strength, your past injuries or surgeries, your flexibility and mobility, as well as your motor pattern efficiency. Having you perform movements with proper alignment, posture and movement patterns is my first priority which will help you achieve your goals in a safe and more effective manner.