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Army Training, Sir! Part 3 of “Four for the Core”

I hope you’ve been enjoying our “Wellness Wednesday” articles this summer. We’ve covered a wide range of topics, from the benefits of Iodine to recognizing food allergies to the importance of proper sun exposure and the power of success thinking. As with everything we do here at my practice, Fundamental Health Solutions, our goal is to help you build a strong, healthy, balanced body (and life) with our core principles of “move right, eat right, think right, live right.”

The “Move Right” exercises are not complicated, but they are powerful for helping you build stability, mobility, and motor control throughout your body. You can do them anywhere and you don’t even need to change into expensive workout clothes.

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to a series of exercises that the U.S. military uses to keep their soldiers in top condition. Military service is often physically demanding, requiring strength, flexibility, and endurance, but then…so is civilian life. So, why not take the best the military has to offer and make it available to the rest of us? That’s what this current series – “Four for the Core” – is all about. In the words of Bill Murray’s character in “Stripes,” this is “army training, sir!” If you haven’t seen the first two parts, please take a minute to go back and watch them:

Army Training, Part 1

Army Training, Part 2

The Power of A Strong Frame

At the center of a strong physical frame are the core muscle groups. Your balance, posture and strength radiate from the core, which why I give so much attention to it. When these muscle groups are in balance, you have greater range of motion and stamina, with less pain. So much of the pain I treat in my practice has to do with imbalance and misalignment in the core. I did a whole series of videos where we showed that over-tight leg muscles are often the cause of back pain. If you struggle with lower back pain, you want to watch that series.

This is the third exercise in the series – “The Quadruplex.” It sounds high-tech, but it’s really just a different way to think about your core muscles. I encourage you to watch this video, then put it together with the other two. I believe you’ll begin to see a real difference in your posture and strength in a short amount of time.

Thanks for watching.

By the way, it’s easy for people to get discouraged and give up when they exercise and don’t see immediate results. The best encouragement you can give to someone who is on the fence is to show them results. If you’re one of the loyal “Move Right” followers (my “Move Right Multitude”), then share in the comments how these exercises have made you feel. What kind of results are you seeing your overall health? Let’s talk about it.

I’ll see you back here on next week’s “Wellness Wednesday.”

“At the end of your feelings is NOTHING. At the end of your principles is a PROMISE.”  — Eric Thomas

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