Core Complete Training: A Systematic Approach for Aesthetic Core Development


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Author: Chris Kelly CSCS, CES, PES
Provider: Fitness Learning Systems

In fitness today, core training has become strongly associated with improved appearance and a well defined mid-section. However, there is debate about which exercises or type of training is best to achieve this desired result. Some individuals point to stability exercises (planks, side planks, etc) which involve little to no movement as the only way to improve the abdominal muscles without increasing risk of injury. Others still promote traditional movement based exercises such as crunches, torso twists, etc.

This course presents an evidence based, tested core training program to build a strong and aesthetically pleasing mid-section combined with the ability to function efficiently in the real world. By understanding the place and purpose for different types of core training exercises and methods, you can progressively increase the challenge of your training programs for clients of all levels and take the entire core (versus merely the abs) to a new level of function.

This course is part two in a two part series.  Part one is Restore the Core: Integrated Core Training for Real World Function.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course you will:

  • Be introduced to a core program which uses effective exercises for developing the aesthetic appearance of the core while reducing force and risk to the spine.
  • Understand the difference between core strength and core endurance exercises.
  • Learn the role of anti-movement exercises for endurance and movement based exercises to improve strength in training for both improved appearance and function.
  • Discover the role flexibility and mobility plays in core exercise and core development.
  • See and practice flexibility and mobility exercises to increase core function and development.
  • See and practice exercises and concepts for Plank, Deadbug, Posterior Core and Vertical Core training applications.
  • Discover ways to bridge core training on the floor with standing core training for more complete function.
  • Learn core assessments for determining a client’s initial core fitness level, any compensations or problems, and to determine progress.
  • Apply assessment to individualized training needs.
  • Learn and apply core exercise training for daily and weekly programs.
  • Understand how to integrate core training into client sessions and group exercise.

# of Hours: 3

Certification Agency # of CECs

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