How many hockey players are making this core training mistake.

Hi Gang,

Paul & I were lucky enough to be in Toronto over the weekend – unfortunately the Leafs were in Montreal (losing again) so we did not get to see a hockey game.  I attended a great course on spinal stability with Dr. Stuart McGill.  I know most of you are thinking that sounds about a stimulating as watching paint dry, but for a geek like me – that is the sort of thing that gives me goosebumps!

I learned a ton over the weekend and I hope I don’t bore you by bombarding you with facts about core training over the next little while.  Check out the video below to learn about an exercise that lots of hockey players (and trainers) still use thinking they are building core strength (or a six pack) which only actually gives about 10-20% activation of the rectus abdominus and puts some extra wear and tear on the lower back.