By now the world is aware that Sandy's wrath took on the best city in the world and basically destroyed New Jersey. This multibillion dollar mess has now initiated one thing money can't buy - personal love and support of people who got lucky enough to get out of this mess without much hassle like myself.
I've been presenting for IDEA since 1997. Every year that I have presented has been an exciting attempt at breaking the boundaries of basic fitness philosophies. My goal has always been to educate people and share with them what I have learned about wellness, longevity, and preserving the integrity of the human form over a lifetime. This year will be no different.
When you look at the body as an organic structure, and not just as a biomechanical one, things begin to take a new shape, a new foundation…a new “posture”of sorts can be adopted.
Within our body is a network that is not only surrounding every structure to give it shape and protection but a system that is working independent of biomechanical movement. It reacts, adapts, conforms, mutates, and creates tensional integrity of our entire being.
It may come as a shock to people but "the core" isn't just about muscles when it comes to how it functions as a stability system. Most exercises considered "core strength" techniques don't really improve this system when it comes to the dynamics of how it functions as a system of stability... and not just "a" system... the epicenter of whole-body balance.
Much like the word "myofascia" the idea of "core strength" is tossed around like everyone is an expert these days. Although many if not all strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, chiropractors, health care professionals and athletes, value the importance of the “CORE" their pursuits to strengthen it frequently cause long term catastrophic issues due to how they go about strengthening it.