The core includes your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities.  However, core exercises are only useful if they are done in situations that mimic your activity level. In a 'relaxed state' the diaphargm is available to help perform core exercises link the plank.  The plank is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-...
Posted on 2018-03-14
Recent research out of Britain has linked a weak diaphragm to lower back pain.  The diaphragm is responsible for two very important functions, breathing and lumbar spine stability.  Back pain becomes an issue when the diaphgram starts to fatigue, which forces it to give up its stability role so it can simply focus on breathing.  But how do you know how strong your diaphragm is? At what point does it start to fatigue? What can you do to help strengthen you diaphragm? These are...
Posted on 2018-03-14

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