19 May Technique Tuesday: Athletic Stance with Pulse
There aren’t many things that scare me, but if I could name a handful they would be:
– Decaf coffee
– Sophia the Robot
It’s a terrifying list, no doubt.
And the interview above? Wow. At least Tony Robbins kept his cool…kind of.
I didn’t mean to scare everyone with the imminent future of humanoid robots, so let’s talk about something far scarier: endless sit-ups prescribed for the maturing youth population.
Yes, the good old-fashioned, conventional ab exercise that has been around for eons is just as scary as a robot in a dress talking to Tony Robbins.
With more research coming out on the importance of stabilizing the spine, rather than flexing it over and over and over again, it’s critical to ask ourselves what we’re trying to accomplish with youth core training.
Are we trying to improve posture?
Are we trying to alleviate low back pain?
Are we trying to build athletes who are fast?
Are we trying to train proper deceleration and trunk control for knee injury reduction?
Are we trying to improve ability to re-position and change direction?
Without further ado, here is this week’s Technique Tuesday Video on a movement that helps with posture and core stability during change of direction in soccer. Enjoy.
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