A few weeks back I posted a great article by Craig Liebenson on a Modern Approach to Abdominal Training. The post received some interesting questions and Craig was kind enough to answer them well. I always love the dialogue that occurs after these types of posts.
In part I, Craig laid the groundwork for many important topics in this series including the abdominal brace, neutral spine posture, normal respiration, and the sternal crunch. Part II discussed facilitating the abdominal brace. This in itself is a very important fundamental concept. if you are familiar with Dr. McGill’s work, this is a key component to low back rehabilitation and injury prevention. Think of the abdominal brace as the beginning, the one component of abdominal training the your patients and clients need to master before getting fancy with more aggressive core work.
Let me know what you think of the article and if you have any questions for Craig feel free to post a comment.