Move with purpose and move differently
A function of the abdominal muscles
is to coordinate motion between the pelvis and thorax.
Decelerating motion in one direction
and the accelerating motion in another direction,
the abdominal muscles stretch, twist, bend and contract.
Most sports and activities we do are in an upright position.
We are on our feet while our arms are reaching, lifting, grabbing,
throwing, catching and swinging which all stretch our abdominal muscles in three dimensions.
Many times, you may find your shoulders and arms are moving in different
directions at the same time from the pelvis,
both moving in a three-dimensional space.
Think of catching/throwing a high pass in cricket, netball
spiking a volleyball,
making a tackle in rugby
swinging a golf club, a tennis/badminton racket, hockey stick or punching in boxing –
these are all great examples of how our abdominal muscles work functionally.
non sporting activities
Making the bed, like throwing the quilt up in the air and laying it down on the bed.
loading and unloading the dishwasher
putting clothes in the washing machine
Going shopping, reaching and bending down for items
Putting things away after the shopping, putting away in your cupboards
Pick up your baby, in and out of the buggy.
Gardening, kneeling for a long period of time
All these things you might do
all day long without thinking about them
lifting, bending, reaching, twisting, up and down
How much of your day is spent sitting,driving, on the train, at your work desk, having a meal.
move your purpose and move differently.
In order to train for stronger,
more functional abdominal muscles,
staying on your feet will provide more effective training.
Functional training your abdominal muscles
will utilize the body’s neural system for turning muscles on to allow them to contract stronger.
We also need to understand the way
muscles get turned on to become stronger.
Putting it all together to functionally train the abdominal muscles
Train in three-dimensions planes of motion
Both pelvis and upper body move three dimensionally
Sometimes they move in the same direction
Sometimes they move in different directions
Train upright, on your feet, similar to activities in the real world
Eccentrically lengthen the abdominal muscles to turn them on.
Train different to get a different result.
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Hazel "be different" Oliver