I touched upon this in yesterdays article

 

That all core is not the same

 

And its something we really have to get our heads into in the battle to keep bowlers on the park

 

So first up there is the traditional method of core training

 

Which has been done for years, and is done in most other sports

 

Its where the guys are doing their basic lifts, squat, deadlift, bench etc and that the S&C say that this will make the trunk strong

 

And then at the end of the session they will throw some more ‘core’ exercises in their

 

You know the one- crunches, Russian twists, leg raises and the ‘ab’ ones

 

Let me say this now so it does get twisted.

 

There is nothing wrong with these at all

 

In every exercise you will find some benefit when fitted to the right player

 

But what these drills wont do is help protect the spine when bowling

 

For that you need to access the reactive core, or inner core

 

This is the core that we need to be switching on subconsciously

 

Almost like when you sneeze and certain muscles kick in

 

We need that to be happening when bowling too

 

And the normal abs workout wont take care of this

 

For this we need to get primal, go back to basics

 

Like we’ve said before, look at the patterns that we first used when learning to move as a baby

 

Get the diaphragm working, make sure the rolling patterns are activating the slings as they should, that you’ve got control on sliding in a quadrupled position

 

Get out of the sagittal plane, mix up the training, get unstable, let the reactive trunk wake up and start working again

 

The TVA, multifidus, obliques, diaphragm,  all working as they should

 

When this happens then then body starts to work as it should

 

Those areas of tightness we see all too often, like the upper back hips and ankles start to loosen off again

 

And bang, your on the park and bowling quick

 

At the end of the day that’s all we want

 

Think differently

 

Dewsy

 

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