“Core Strength” is a bit of a buzzword right now. The fitness industry is awash with photos of airbrushed six-packs and headlines promising exercises to get a flat stomach and a strong core.
In riding, we may not see those six-packs, but it is often taught that a key to good riding is to suck that stomach in and tighten up.
What does it actually mean to have a strong core and what is its role in our riding?
First, a warning that this information may go against what you've been told before, but we are going to look at the big picture of how your body works in a symphony of movement and discover the skill that is more important than strength.
I will talk about how when we ride we need to move, stabilize, and breathe, all at the same time!
We will look at the importance of the core, but how over bracing affects us in three big ways.
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