Yesterday we talked about some great ways to attack the core and get the best function out of your body. But today, let’s go deeper and take a look at the first and most important step in building a sound base that will help you reach all sorts of awesome in everything you do throughout the day.
And, instead of typing all of it out, today I’m bring you a little video blog! Check it out!
The pelvis is truly that secret ingredient to developing your most powerful and strong self. To get the most out of the body, you need to have proper motion as well as control over it. But as I mentioned in the video, it’s essential as a trainer to evaluate each client individually and also understand if there are underlying issues preventing someone from achieving range of motion. And if there is pain present, you definitely want to have the help of a medical professional to make sure you are clear to work on this.
A great example, what if your client had a fusion done to the lumbar spine? Their ability to do this motion will be severely affected and ultimately, it may not be in the cards to spend your time trying to force the pelvis into something it just can’t do anymore. That doesn’t mean you abandon all hope, but you need to understand the limitation when instructing them.
And if you are the client, please, please, please be transparent with your trainer! When it comes to the spine, you need to disclose any injury, pain or even surgery. You would be amazed how often this gets left out during an intake and it can make or break your progress of even set you back. Oversharing is always ok!
And if you want to read even further on why neutral spine is so important, check out this blog post I did early last year!
Cheers to a better core friends!