Over the last couple of months I have slowly shared with you some great information on Craig Liebenson’s thoughts regarding a modern approach to abdominal training, a 3-part series originally published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. This was a great series of brief, straight-to-the-point information that really helps shape your mind regarding what exactly “abdominal training” or “core stability” really should be.
What is Core Stability?
In part 1, we learned about abdominal motor control. In part 2, we learned about the importance of the abdominal brace. In part 3 below, Craig puts it all together and discussed the main exercises that can be used to facilitate motor control and ultimately core stability. If you haven’t read the first two in this series, be sure to do so as they lay the groundwork for the below article.
This articles discusses the safety of exercises, McGill’s big 3 exercises, and how to put it all together. The last two posts have created a good amount of discussion. Great work Craig, thanks for all you do and for allowing me to share with my readers!
Read the entire series on A Modern Approach to Abdominal Training:
- Part 1: Introduction and abdominal motor control
- Part 2: Abdominal bracing
- Part 3: Core stability exercises – putting it all together
What do you think? How do these articles change your thoughts and training techniques?
For more great information on how to train the core the RIGHT way, check out Eric Cressey and I’s Functional Stability Training for the Core program.