How to stabilize your core during strenuous activity

To train athletes that have use there core muscle to stabilize their trunks while breathing heavily, having them hold planking exercises with elevated breathing is very useful.

Some athletes only have difficulty stabilizing their trunks during times of elevated breathing, so training them in this state matches a real-life need for performance.

Here, Jackie Pirtle-Hall runs at 12mph for 20 seconds on the Woodway treadmill, followed by a side plank for 15 seconds. She pays attention to her labored breathing while in the plank, making sure she is diaphragmatic (belly) breathing and not chest breathing (with the chest rising up and down).
Matt P

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