Many times the runners they focus only on performing career training and, sporadically, in doing some leg training in the gym. The training of the upper train and specifically the core is something that is usually left forgotten because « what I use to run are the legs. » Big mistake.
The core musculature or internal musculature of the central area of our body (transverse abdomen, multifidus, internal oblique, lumbar square, spinal erectors, diaphragm and pelvic floor musculature; in addition to the rectus abdominis and external, more superficial obliques) of forces very important for the runner. This is how a trained core makes you a better runner.
The musculature of the core zone exerts a force transfer function, since it acts as a connection point between our lower train and our upper train. Our body is a « whole » in which muscles and joints are connected and influence each other: the core muscles are responsible for these forces being transferred efficiently. A good example of this synchronization of our entire body may be the influence of the stroke in our career.
In addition, core muscles also have a stabilization function: the internal musculature of the central area of our body, if it is trained and compensated helps us maintain a good posture while we are running and thus avoid possible pains or injuries typical of runners such as those that usually appear in the lower back.
Thanks to the transfer of forces and the stabilization of our posture we can be more efficient runners, spending less energy when running (useful for long-distance runners) or allowing us to run faster (useful for sprinters).
In Vitónica you can find different routines to train core musculature with different materials:
This article was originally published by Lady Fitness in May 2017 and has been revised for republication.
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