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  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Core Training, Personal Training, Rehabilitation

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    The ‘core’ is often thought of, and trained as, a body part which requires special attention; a body part that deserves a training day dedicated solely to its development (“I’m training legs and abs/core today”) and a body part who’s dysfunction or weakness leads to injury and poor performance. Indeed there is scientific evidence to support all these views; for example it is often claimed that in low back pain sufferers, deep core muscles do not ‘fire’ as quickly as they should- but how on earth does one target a single, very small, deep muscle amongst the “29 pairs of muscle that support the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex”?