FREE~~> Abs class - Every Tues and Thurs @ 6:00pm
“Ultimate Core Challenge” class focuses on getting that tone, cut look of your abdominals while making your core stronger. This 45 minute class uses specific plyometric exercise and various ab exercises to guarantee that you will soon see physical results and athletes will feel a change in their performance by creating an optimal core for explosive power.
The abdominal muscles are one of the most important parts of an athlete’s arsenal. The twisting and turning that happens during sports match’s and athletic performance during competitions requires strong abdominal muscles. Just as the abs are important, so is the need to strengthen and condition them, to help prevent injury and improve performance.
The abdominal muscles consist of the internal and external obliques (the muscles that wrap around your sides) and the rectus abdominus ( the “six-pack” over the front of the stomach). A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine stated that rectus abdominus injuries are some of the most common, and possibly debilitating, injuries. Core training is a great way to strengthen and condition these muscles, along with helping to build explosive power. This type of training concentrates on developing the “core”, which consists of all of the muscles in the mid-section of the body. If trained properly, these muscles provide a stable base for force and power. The use of core specific plyometric exercies, which are special types of exercises that train the muscles to rapidly contract, are well-suited for core training.