#1 Tip on How to Engage Your Core Properly

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Today, I wanted to answer a question from Anna. She posted it up in the Exercises For Injuries Facebook Secret Group. The Secret Group is a place where members can ask questions, and I will answer them in writing or through a video. Here’s Anna’s question:

You mentioned that the core muscles should be used as if you are a fighter pushing outward as opposed to sucking in. Can you please elaborate on this?

When cueing for the core, you are like bracing for a punch. When someone is going to punch you in the stomach, you are bracing or protecting yourself from that punch.

Bracing for a Punch

Do not push out as a cue when it comes to activating the core. When it comes to the contraction, brace for a punch. Do not go hard. To start off, go for 25 percent contraction. The intensity might increase depending on how challenging the exercise is.

There you go, Anna. Thank you very much for the question.

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