Abdominal Hollowing vs Bracing the Core

“Draw your belly button to your spine” is a universally accepted cue for abdominal hollowing that perhaps you have heard before. In fact, it has become so popular that abdominal hollowing is one of the #1 exercises to be prescribed by a therapist for low back pain. You’ll see the cue used in yoga classes, Read more about Abdominal Hollowing vs Bracing the Core[…]

Sit-Ups and Abdominal Crunches Are Awful For You

Think doing sit-ups and abdominal crunches will build a powerful core that will protect your low back? Think again! It is always surprising to me how long it takes the sports world to catch up to research. As a track and field/cross country coach, I still, at every single meet, see athletes static stretching right Read more about Sit-Ups and Abdominal Crunches Are Awful For You[…]