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July 2003

July 2003


Solid to the Core

Wyoming\'s core strength training
by: Scott Bennett
Strength Coach, University of Wyoming
© July 2003

Core strength, the new frontier ... what is core strength? Where is the core? Some people refer to core strength as abdominal strength, while others refer to it as the strength of the back. I think it is a little more than that. I refer to the core in its entirety as the area of the body from the middle of the sternum to just above the knees. Think of it as the bridge between the strengths of the lower and upper body.

How does this “core” function? Every way imaginable, in every plane imaginable. It can serve as the link between the leg drive of an offensive lineman and the upper body contact point where he engages a defender. It can act as the mechanism that supports....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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