Friday, August 7, 2009

Core Strength Gives Power When You're Fatigued

Core strength is important to "power you up" when you are fatigued late in the game!

One of the first signs of fatigue that I look for in an athlete is whether he or she can remain strong and upright towards the end of the game. If your core is weak, you will start to "bend over" and lose power and explosiveness when you run. Next, your arms will start to "flail" instead of pumping powerfully to fuel your running.

Adequate core strength helps your speed endurance, which is the ability to maintain maximum velocity or a percentage of maximum velocity for a prolonged period of time or in a fatigued state. The best players and teams have excellent overall body strength, core strength and speed endurance (and they win the most games).

If you are a serious athlete, you need a program that continually challenges and improves your core strength! You will lose power and speed during the game if you have a weak core area! Sports Fitness Hut's Athletic Abs Training System will give you the strong core that you need to compete!

This training system has 3 levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. So, you can progress at your own pace. This workout will also work perfectly with any Sports Fitness Hut full body strength workout program!

Be sure and download your Free Bodyweight 500 Metabolic Fat Burner Workout and start changing your body faster!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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4 comments:

  1. I've been exercising my core muscles with the Pilates method and I'm just wondering what I can add to my workout regimen that can speed-up fat-loss besides lengthy cardio sessions?

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  2. Leana....thanks for the visit and comment! There are steps you can take to help your fat loss short-term and long-term:

    1. Eat a healthy, nutritious diet based on your basal metabolic rate.

    2. Cut your cardio sessions to 20 minutes per session. Try to do intervals or speed up your cardio. An increase in intensity gives better results. Do cardio 2-3 days a week.

    3. Do full body circuit strength training 3 days a week to build muscle mass and speed up your metabolism.

    4. Lead an active lifestyle, like walking as much as possible.

    5. Get enough sleep and rest.

    If you consistently do these things, you will be successful over the long-term.

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  3. Thanks for the great tips Mark! I've actually heard most of them before, but hearing them from you erases any doubts on how effective they are. I think short, intense cardo sessions
    is perfect for my schedule. Will try to stick with this regularly and check back with you after a month or so. Wish me luck!

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  4. Leana, Consistent, hard exercise will pay off for you! I look forward to hearing from you again!

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