So our true core training starts off with very tiny activation exercises for the deepest back muscles, deep abdominals and pelvic floor. We then need to move on to exercises that challenge the stability of the spine with movement, but still just using the deepest possible muscles, such as the 4 point sit back exercise, which is demostrated in this video.
Next up comes exercises with movement, to challenge the stability of the spine while it s rotating, extending or side bending. These exercises do wonders for your extensions and your turns as they help you learn how to stabilize the spine in all kinds of odd, dynamic positions!
In the advanced levels of core training we also bring in an unstable base, including lots of Ball Exercises for an extra challenge. The ball is a wonderful piece of equipment and is definitely underrated in dance circles!
There are so many myths in the exercise and dance world about what Core Stability exercises you should be doing. Many exercises that we see in the clinic are variations on a vaguely correct theme, however many are outdated and explained poorly.
True Core Stability Exercises are extremely hard to do properly and very easy to do wrong. Simply bracing the abdominals to immobilize the spine is not what we are here to learn.