Injury often occurs when one tries to compensate for loss of power and strength, by putting more unnecessary stress on the body. The body is a 3 link chain: legs, trunk, and arms. The body is only as strong as its weakest link. This link is often the trunk. The trunk or "core" is the main focal point when training for performance. Most movements are dynamic and ballistic. They happen fast. Athletic movements are highly reactive. Athletes are always reacting to the ball, opponent or situation. These movements are explosive and require a high level of force and strength applied quickly.
Here at COREATHLETICS we train our athletes with sport-specific movement pattern that results in injury-free performance. Once the athletes can execute the sport-specific movements efficiently, we train them with resistance to develoP sport-specific strength, speed and power. These principles allow the athletes that train at COREATHLETICS to “train movements not muscles.” Strength that is not functional is wasted.