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The Core Corner is a regular monthly feature in Endurance Magazine that Balanced Movement Studio has provided since the early days of Endurance’s publication. This page will be updated monthly with a new Core exercise. The exercises are targeted to endurance athletes, but applicable to everyone.
Integrating focused and functionally relevant core work into your workouts is critical for performance and injury management. Since endurance sports are repetitive in nature, having variability that challenges you in new ways is beneficial. Your activity is repetitive, your core routine should not be.
We are glad to be a resource for the readership of Endurance and a reference for the great group of folks that publish it. We hope that the Core Corner becomes a great reference tool for you as well.
The objective of this move is theoretically simple, but realistically challenging exercise is to refine your control when on one leg so that your energy expenditure in running goes toward moving you forward, not just holding you upright.
By Brian Beatty | The objective of this theoretically simple, but realistically challenging exercise is to refine your control when on one leg so that your energy expenditure in running goes toward moving you forward, not just holding you upright. Source: Core Corner
By Brian Beatty | This exercise builds leg and torso strength. Moving while holding a weight overhead will challenge your ability to find and hold your center over your feet. Source: Core Corner
Our goal with this program is to give bicycle riders a super clear, cycling-specific understanding about the purpose of training your core in a focused, time-efficient way. We talk about concrete goals (i.e., minimizing hips rocking on the saddle, the ability to control your upper body and hips when climbing or sprinting, so you can put #alldemwatts to their intended use…) and we SHOW you how to achieve them.
By Elizabeth Towe | In this exercise we are adapting a basic core exercise to practice achieving ‘Flow’ state when you do any activity. Source: Core Corner
By Elizabeth Towe | Plank, as a basic exercise, is excellent for [static] full-body stability. Source: Core Corner
By Elizabeth Towe | This time we are taking the basic plank and adding quick hand lifts. Source: Core Corner
Last month we worked on a basic plank, with four points of contact (hands and feet). This month we move to a more challenging side plank, with only two points of contact, and add challenge by taking the top leg away from the support and moving it in space
By Elizabeth Towe In trail running, hip and core stability rule! Whether it is a smooth fire road or technical single-track trail, you need to be able to transfer weight quickly from one leg to the other and hold your body stable. To achieve this stability, the arms and shoulders must remain parallel with the pelvis while the legs […]