Power Plate & Stability: Breaking Down the Core Plank

By · Thursday, September 9th, 2010

The old adage goes “An ounce of prevention,  is worth a pound of cure”  When it comes to injury prevention nothing is more essential than core stability.

Proper core stability training will recruit muscles of the trunk, pelvis, hips, abdominals, and small muscles along the spine contracting together to hold the spinal column in alignment. Planks anyone?

The endurance of these muscles is actually more important than their strength, since they are constantly working to stabilize the spine. Stabilizer muscles don’t move, they contract with static or isometric contractions so they obviously need to be trained with static exercises. I said PLANKS ANYONE!!!?

That’s right! Planks, and lots of them… Can I get a witness!


“I was introduced to the Power Plate machine in 2005 and was immediately impressed with the versatility and applications specific to golf conditioning including hamstring stretch, massage (for recovery/relaxation) and for developing my core stability,”  said Westwood.  “I have now progressed to the Power Plate pro5Air™ to further develop stability and power in my golf swing.” –Lee Westwood

Chris Riordan CPT Acceleration Specialist….Special thanks to Veronica Ramirez and Zac Zucker for thier help with this blog!


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