Monday, July 29, 2013

A new angle on core workouts

Hello everyone!

Everyone knows that one of the most important things to work on is the core.  The core muscles keep you stable, upright, and help make a lot of other movements easier.

Lookit all dem core muscles! The core is more than just abs!

So, how can we strengthen it? Many ways, including pilates, but there is another way to work them that I just saw a little video about.  Running at an angle.

The video clip for this can be seen here.

The workouts involve leaning against a wall and doing short bursts of running. Best of all, it requires no equipment.

According to the article:
"If you want to increase your gains, consider training from a different angle -- literally. "Running with your body on a slant forces your core muscles and your lateral line -- the tough connective tissue called fascia that runs along your sides -- to work harder than if you were straight up and down," says David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and creator of 30 Days to Ripped. A rock-solid midsection helps you react faster and stronger, and lets your body absorb shock effectively. The result: better balance, coordination, and flexibility. Plus, a strong core and lateral line protects your spine against unwanted twists and jerks during sports that can cause injury. For an added bonus, push your hand into the wall to get a grueling burn in your arms and shoulders. Ready to try it? Watch the video below to see how to do the Lateral Wall Run with perfect form."

Have any of you tried workouts like this? Did you see results?

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