Your core is a complex series of muscles, extending far beyond your abs, including everything besides your arms and legs. It is incorporated in almost every movement of the human body. These muscles can act as an isometric or dynamic stabilizer for movement, transfer force from one extremity to another, or initiate movement itself.
We will address how to become a functional and strong human, as opposed to being another of the overrated endless rants on chiseled abs. Our core has three-dimensional depth and functional movement in all three planes of motion. Many of the muscles are hidden beneath the exterior musculature people typically train. The deeper muscles include the transverse abdominals, multifidus, diaphragm, pelvic floor, and many other deeper muscles.
Your core most often acts as a stabilizer and force transfer center rather than a prime mover. Yet consistently people focus on training their core as a prime mover and in isolation. This would be doing crunches or back extensions versus functional movements like deadlifts, overhead squats, and pushups, among many other functional closed chain exercises. By training that way, not only are you missing out on a major function of the core, but also better strength gains, more efficient movement, and longevity of health.
We must look at core strength as the ability to produce force with respect to core stability, which is the ability to control the force we produce.
Integration is in the action! Come to learn about your deep core, how to use it, and how to tap into its potential. Break free from the "flat stomach" obsession so prevalent in our society and discover true strength deep within.
The workshop will include discussion of anatomy, so that we have a map of the deep core muscles and know what is in there - the members of your "core team". Then we will look at ways to bring those muscles to action - movements from Yoga, Pilates, weightlifting and other modalities that integrate these muscles so that every movement you make in your workouts, group classes, and everyday life is informed from the core. This workshop is appropriate for anyone seeking increased body awareness and greater structural integration and balance. You will be getting a workout in and if you feel you are out of shape - don't worry, you will learn what to do and how to do it, so you can go at your pace.
Finally, we will talk about deeper and subtler aspects of the core - its energetic side. How can one feel more confident, more at ease, more in control of our lives? A sense of true core strength comes from treating your body with dignity and respect. Radiate your inner power and help balance your energy with this in-depth journey to your true core Self. This workshop is a great way to cross-train for any activity in your life, including sitting at the desk all day!
Saturday, August 31st
9:00am - 11:00am
FREE for our Members
$25 for Non-Members
$30 Day of Workshop
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