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IAP Diagram- Core Stabilization

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 21 June 2017 | 0 Comments
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In a recent Facebook post, I expressed how pleased I was to see that my description and illustration from 2012 regarding core stabilization, still is appreciated and being used – even by one of the most recognized strength and performance systems in their educational material. Following my post, I have been contacted and asked if I could explain the dual function of the diaphragm in more detail and describe how to incorporate it into regular training. the full post

DNS Plank

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 11 November 2014 | 0 Comments
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To add more challenge to the plank exercise a version called the long lever plank has been introduced. Moving the elbows above in front of the head and thereby spreading the support points further from each other will definitively increase the demand and if performed correctly is a much better option to the traditional version.
The DNS program introduces a planking position which not only is more challenging but also is very functional. the full post

Diaphragm Control Switch

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 24 July 2012 | 0 Comments
Core stabilization is generated by proper activation of the diaphragm, but it is not as simple as just breathing. Controlling the diaphragm’s dual functions and adjusting its activity levels accurately requires practice. Take charge of your “Diaphragm Control Switch”. the full post

The Core should be firm...but flexible

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 18 January 2012 | 0 Comments
Bracing of the abdominals is being promoted as the optimal core concept. Bracing involves tensing the abdominal muscles as if preparing for being punched in the stomach. The idea is to learn to tense all the muscles around the abdominal cavity to prevent movement of the lumbar spine. Apart from the abdominals the back and Gluteal muscles are also recruited to create a state of “Super-stiffness” the full post

Intra-Abdominal Pressure

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 6 January 2012 | 0 Comments
Most people are not aware that sufficient intra-abdominal pressure is crucial for good core-stabilization. Core-stabilization from the inside out is driven by proper activation of the diaphragm. the full post