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Jo Chapple gets to the core of the matter…

It seems that the concept of ‘the core’ is still going strong… In medical circles, the physio world, the fitness industry and even out on the street…this idea that we must strive for a good, strong core appears to be very much alive and kicking in some parts…

Whether people feel it’s needed to reduce back pain, improve sporting performance or whether this should be the first step of any rehab program, the ways in which ‘the core’ is still considered important appears to be numerous and varied…. But what if ‘the core’ is not the be all and end all?… What if it’s not important at all?… What if we don’t need to think about, cue or train the core at all?…

Why is the core considered so critical???…

What if the evidence that first touted this idea of ‘the core’ was flawed?… What if the popular beliefs about the core are not supported by good quality research in any way at all…what then? What if working the core or Transversus Abdominus in isolation is not more effect than whole body, physical movement and activity for back pain or sporting performance?… What if trying to ‘activate the core’ is limiting our potential and ability and what if it doesn’t help us at all?

What may this mean for us?…

What may this mean for you and the way you exercise / teach exercise?… I’ve LOADS of thoughts on this very subject and I’m keen to chat to any-one who wants to have this conversation…lets get to the core of this matter folks….

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