First, a public service announcement: A “strong core” does not mean “six pack abs”. It could include them but your rectus abdominus is NOT the be-all, end-all indicators for whether you’re core-strong.
💪🏼 Your shoulders integrate to your side and back core
💪🏼 Strong shoulders are integral to having a well-rounded, strong core!
💪🏼 In this photo, I am prepping my shoulders before stepping back in to a forearm plank
💪🏼 In Retrain Back Pain we mindfully integrate shoulder-to-core-to-hips
💪🏼 We train the diagonal, front and back myofascial slings, to create tension and to build strength
🌁We train the struts and suspenders that bridge movement and mobility for your spine.
🏋🏽♀️ You may end up with muscles that show or...you might not
👌🏻It’s all okay!
🏋🏽♀️ Rippley muscles are not my primary concern for you
🎯 Focus on integrity of movement
🎯 Focus on living pain-free
Photo by @susannefromqns