Posts Tagged ‘core’
Filed under: Running, strength training
Transverse Abdominis, Running, Conscious Control, and Kettlebells
by Carson Boddicker on May 12th, 2010
The transverse abdominis is a cool muscle. It originates at the iliac crests, inguinal ligaments, lumbar fascia, and the lower six ribs and inserts into the xiphoid process, the linea alba, and the pubis. It is a muscle that some call a local stabilizer, others call the inner unit, and others call the holy grail. Unfortunately, in the past decade with the "core training" obsession, much of the TA talk and training has been less than fruitfu...
Filed under: coaching, corrective exercise
by Carson Boddicker on May 9th, 2009
I am a big fan of the cradle, knee hug, and walking pullback quad mobilizations in the warm-up period. I think they are a great way to get people moving better. Unfortunately, many athletes can butcher these exercises considerably. Some hyperextend, some lack enough mobility to get the knee up and have to compensate by flexing at the lumbar spine, and some do both. A new trick I picked up recently is to have the athlete descend into a qua...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, strength training
(New) Core Training
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 9th, 2009
These days it seems like everything you read in the popular media talks up the benefits of training the “core” for optimum health and performance. Unfortunately, the majority of the gizmos, trendy articles, and example exercises are incredibly skewed toward training the abdominals leading to an over-implementation of abdominal work among well intentioned coaches and athletes. While the abdominals are a very important piece of the core puzzl...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Running, strength training
Push ups, sit ups, and runners.
by Carson Boddicker on Jan 27th, 2009
A long time ago, when I first wanted to know how to train efficiently, effectively, and intelligently I got a piece of advice that has been instrumental in my development. I was given a list of books, and was told to keep them around and periodically re-read them as you'll almost certainly pick up something you forgot or missed the first time. So I was giving a read of the first book I ever read about running: John Nepolitan's Training Prof...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries, Running
Spinal Stress Fractures and Runners
by Carson Boddicker on Jan 22nd, 2009
In climbing the road to the top of the performance mountain, most athletes realize that staying focused and consistent in training help tremendously to get to the top of his personal Everest. Any injury to the athlete, obviously, interferes with the consistency of training and thus makes progress to the top of the road that much more difficult. Recently, I've begun to see more and more athletes who have suffered from stress fractures to the s...