The Core Workout
This highly illustrated book features more than 85 drills with clear progressions, techniques to recruit your core muscles, common errors, partner and two ball drills, weight training and stretching on your ball, and sample sport specific programmes. The Swiss ball is a versatile tool for training and is currently being used at very high levels for training in a wide range of sports, including international sprinters, rugby players, archers, surfers, golfers and martial artists.
Joanne Elphinston is a performance consultant, international lecturer and physiotherapist. Joanne advises on technical movement enhancement for performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation for clients including the British Olympic Association and Swedish Sports Federation whilst running her successful business, Elphinston Performance, based in Cardiff. For further information, see www.elphinstonperformance.com
Paul Pook is the National Fitness Coach for the Irish Rugby Football Union and has worked with elite athletes in a wide variety of sports. Paul is a well-known published author in the area of fitness and was also the co-author of Complete Conditioning for Rugby.
Contents: Preface, Core Stability for Sport and Conditioning, The Swiss Ball, Basic Guidelines, Mental Cues, Common Errors, Safety Check and Medical History, Progression of Exercises, Getting Started, Creating a Programme, Key Elements, Library of Exercises, Skill Builders, Double Trouble (Partner & Two Ball Exercises), Guidelines, Sample Sport Specific Workouts, Flexibility Development and Stretching With Your Swiss Ball, Before the Event, Weight Training With Your Swiss Ball, Bibliography.