Having had the lower body assessment yesterday with Kinesis, today my personal physio Mel has given me the first few exercises aimed at improving my core. Apparently I could be a more efficient runner and a more powerful cyclist if I sort out my core strength.
Now I always thought that core stength could be improved by doing a few situps and gym ball exercises. It would appear it’s much more subtle than this. The first exercise is targetting the pelvic floor muscle and involves doing the following:
- Lying on your back with knees bent.
- Breathing in deeply
- Bringing the left leg up towards the chest whilst, uhem….”trying to move your willy” or “preventing yourself from peeing”
- Breath out and repeat nine more times
- Do 1 to 4 with right leg
So off I go.