So How Do We Do That?
First comes understanding of the anatomy of the spine. The bones of your back are held together by some very deep ligaments and a special arrangement of joints and discs that allows huge mobility of the spine. Some people have more ‘give’ in their ligaments than others, meaning they have even more mobility, and more of a demand for true core stability.
Next up there is a series of very deep muscles that help support the position of the spine. These are called postural muscles and are designed to be on a little bit, most of the time. Your deep back muscles, deep abdominals, pelvic floor and diaphragm all lead into the fascia that attaches into the spine and can help to stabilise it.
The outer muscle layers, the ones that you see when someone has a six pack, are more designed for movement than stability, and so work powerfully for a short period of time. They have to be trained quite differently to the deep muscles, as they are actually a different type of muscle fibre.