But what exactly does â€œcoreâ€ mean? The â€œcoreâ€ is more than just tight abdominals – The glutes, the upper and lower back muscles, the psoas muscle of the hips â€“ all of these muscles make up the â€œcoreâ€ and help stabilize your body so that you can perform better with less pain and injury.
Having a strong core affects our daily lives as well. For those sitting at a desk all day, poor postural habits can form, but with a strong core, you can fight against that.
Check out todayâ€™s combo of exercises that work to strengthen and stretch some of these â€œcoreâ€ muscles. These moves will develop your upper and lower back as well as stretch your lower back and hamstrings for greater range of motion.
Youâ€™ll notice how this combination of exercises truly takes advantage of Total Gymâ€™s blend of utilizing body weight, incline and GRAVITY for assistance and resistance to create a nice flow from one move to the next.
Have a super golfing summer and stay tuned for next month’s blog.
Hit em’ straight!
JayDee Cutting is a GRAVITY Master Trainer, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor and creator of the â€œCore Golf Fitnessâ€ program.Â JayDeeâ€™s Core Golf Fitness DVD offers on-course and warm-up exercises proven to help advance your golf game and is available for purchase atÂ http://coregolffitness.com