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Core To Extremity: 8/7/18

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What is Core to Extremity?
Written by Bryce Smith

Core to extremity means that the bridge that connects your upper body to your lower body is tight and secure with no loose ends and no broken beams. The midline is the bridge that allows efficient and safe force transfer. If the golden gate bridge broke in half, then cars would fall in the Pacific Ocean and cars traveling from San Francisco to Marin County would not be able to make it. The same holds true for the midline. If your abs are soft, your ribs up, your glutes turned off, and your back is rounded, it will be challenging to squat, press, deadlift, clean, jerk, or snatch heavy loads for lots of repetitions because force is constantly being leaked due to the breaks in your bridge.

Kelly Starrett from the Mobility Project describes core to extremity as getting organized prior to performing any movement. Getting organized means squeezing your glutes, tightening your abs, keeping your ribs down, and staying tight or locked in.

The concept of core to extremity is extremely important if your goal is to remain injury free, lift heavier loads, and maximize your potential.

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