Stability” gets thrown out, it is often referring to the “core”. However, when it comes to improving athletic performance we need to consider stability in a lot more places than just the core. At Sparta, we like to think about stability as:When the term “
“The ability to maintain the proper alignment of body segments, and resist deformation from external forces”With this in mind, we recognize a few key areas and associated muscles that we want to focus on when it comes to preparing the body to maintain proper alignment maximize our potential for GRF.
- Hip Extension – The glutes are the key muscles when it comes to maintaining proper lumbo-pelvic alignment (relationship between the hips and the lower back).
- Knee Flexion – The quads are the key muscles when it comes to maintaining proper alignment of the knees.
- Trunk Rotation – Muscles throughout the core must work together to maintain proper alignment of the pelvis, rib cage and shoulder blades.