How Is Your Core Stability
When people talk about "core stability", they are generally referring to abdominal strength. While not entirely wrong, it isn't really correct. Your "core" is really made up of abdominal muscles, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors, lumbar extensors and a few other muscles that attach to your spine and pelvic area. They work together to help you move better and be stronger. A lack of core strength can lead to a number of different problems with your hips, knees, shoulders and back. How do you test your core strength? We have dug up an "oldie but goodie" for you to try at home. The Kraus-Weber test was invented in the 50's as a basic core test for kids. Dr Kraus was wayyyy ahead of his time in this area and the tests are still very valid today...and not just for kids!
for the test and give it a try. You will need a helper so do it with a friend or family member. If you have a hard time with it, come see us and get the right exercises to help you pass this test!