Column core training is restorative fitness and targets weak and inflexible muscles in the arms and legs while simultaneously building a powerful non-moving spine. This is what I call real core work. Everyone who trains, at any level, can benefit by adding column core training to their regular fitness program. Keeping the body strong, flexible, and injury-free is a key point to stay fit.
Today’s video shows a dynamic lunge stretch. Here the resistance on the handles is increasing as I lunge forward. Pushing through both hands eliminates trunk rotation and aggressively activates the abdominals which prevents to low back from arching or extending. This allows the hip flexors to get a maximal stretch without allowing the spine or pelvis to compensate.