Core strengthening has become a buzz word over the past 10-15 yrs. Most exercise enthusiasts, trainers and clinicians will talk about or describe “core strengthening” as abdominal crunches with a machine or over a ball. This is usually performed while sitting or lying. Other core strengthening includes gluteal strengthening, usually performed in lying position.
Why do we teach most exercises in sitting or lying when we spend most of our day in standing? Because it’s easier! Sitting and lying exercises are easier to teach and easier to perform.
We believe, however, that core exercises should be done primarily in standing – to assist us with our standing lifestyles.
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~ Peter St.Germain, PT