Bullet Proof Your Core
Biomechanically correct core exercises
Do you ever get a sore back after doing core strength exercises? You are not alone. Many core exercises currently taught in fitness classes are actually contributing to low back injuries. Recent research has discovered the ultimate core strength exercises. The Big Three minimize disc load and shear stress on the spine while producing fantastic core muscle contraction. Did you know that hollowing the abdomen during a core exercise only fires one layer of the abdominal wall? Learn the simple technique to fire all three layers. This 30 minute core workout can be performed by anyone…from those with serious low back pain to high level athletes. Learn how to modify a core class so everyone in the class gets a great workout!
Here is the bad news, the worst core exercise is being taught somewhere in your gym this week…find out what it is!
Dr. Pattison is a chiropractor, professional public speaker and fitness instructor with a passion for the core. A graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he has been in private practice for 13 years. He has a special interest in the treatment and prevention of low back injury through core strength. Doug has been teaching core strength and Swiss ball classes in community settings for 10 years. Dr. Doug is a volunteer instructor at the Northwest YMCA in Regina and teaches core strength classes, interval Powerpacing and lecture style classes on back pain prevention, nutrition and exercise.
By the end of the session, attendees will learn:
- The best and worst core strength exercises.
- The functional anatomy of the spine.
- Participants will learn how the core functions to stabilize the spine.
Format: Workshop (Lecture and hands-on) Length: 1.25hr Max: 30 participants
Target Audience: Anybody and Everybody, Exercises begin too easy and end in WhoaBaby!
Required Equipment: Exercise mats AV: Wipe board and markers, digital projector
- Since 2000, professional public speaking experience for audiences up to 300 people.
- Since 1998, private chiropractic practice, 10 years core class instruction.
- Since 2002, YMCA instruction