I have been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist for 24 years, but first and foremost, I am a parent to a high school and collegiate athlete. My son and daughter have been playing basketball since they were very young and have endured a multitude of overuse injuries (because who listens to their mom right?).
Training the “Core” is one of the most popular terms used in gyms these days, and is thrown around in the sporting world as essential for preventing injury. Unfortunately many people have very poor understanding of what this really means and how to do it correctly.