Use these four Pilates moves to strengthen your core and help prevent injury. For fast results, try to practice these moves three times a week. Subscribe to 3V: http://goo.gl/HZVpq More Shows from 3V: http://goo.gl/QlKW5 Join 3V for fitness advice and practical health tips that will help you transform your body. Let our trainers whip you into shape with time-saving workouts and customized routines. Subscribe to 3V for a daily dose of health and fitness motivation. Your body will thank you.
http://www.KaiWheeler.com Personal trainer Kai Wheeler out of San Diego, CA takes you through three exercises to build core strength. Very commonly when people here the term "core" they think of a visible six pack. In actuality the core includes the deep muscles of the abdominals, pelvic floor, and lower back that function to stabilize the spine. Essentially the core links the upper and lower body. These muscles are very key for injury prevention, posture and balance. Core strength benefits people of all ages with different goals. The key to core strength is mastering the pelvic tilt and thoracic extension simultaneously to achieve neutral spine.
As a 52-year-old lifelong cyclist and coach, Chris Carmichael gets a lot of questions about what he does for core strength work. Chris's view is that greater core strength or stability doesn't directly make you faster or more powerful on the bike, but that it is an important component of living an athlete's lifestyle and it helps prevent discomfort and injuries that could otherwise take you out of the game. Here are the top 10 exercises Chris uses and recommends for cyclists - especially 40+ year old cyclists. Complete all 10 exercises 2-3 times per training session, and incorporate this core strength workout into your training 2-3 times a week when you're not riding as much (i.e. winter), 1-2 times per week when your on-bike training load is higher. For more visit www.trainright.com
As with land fitness, water fitness offers a variety of benefits. However, there are clearly some basic differences between the two:
o Due to the water cooling your core body temperature during workout, you sweat and burn calories, but you don’t even realize it!
o The buoyancy principle of water allows your body to work out without excessive impact to your bones & joints!
o Water resistance may provide 12-14 times more intensity resistance (aquatic movement serves as an adjustable water “weight machine”)
o Info: This class challenges you to increase your heart rate and lung capacity. It will be a faster moving class requiring a higher O2 intake, resulting in a higher fat burn and potentially lowering blood pressure and increasing HDL (“The good cholesterol”)
o Water shoes
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