Finding Neutral Spine
If you’ve been around the gym, or picked up a fitness book/magazine, you’ve probably heard the term “neutral spine” being said before. The thing is, most people have no idea what the heck it means, or why it’s so important. Some might think that neutral spine is keeping the spine “straight”, others might think it means standing up straight, not rounding the spine, or opening up the chest. There are many different ideas that people have, and many of them aren’t correct.
Learning what neutral spine is, how to achieve it, and how to train it with effective core engagement is essential to your over all health and well being – especially during your training. If you’re someone who wants to do their best to prevent injuries during life, sports, or their workouts – this video is essential for you.
Being able to maintain core engagement and neutral spine together, allows for your body to stabilize the spine during movement. This means it can use the most mobile joints in your body, your hips and shoulders, to do most of the movement – sparing the spine. This is so important if you want to maximize athleticism while reducing the possibility of injury.
That’s why in this video blog Tim Bell (Instagram: @TimBellFitness) explains all about neutral spine, why it’s important, what it is, how to figure it out for yourself, and how to train it effectively with a resistance band and a light dowel, pole, or broom stick.
Remember, this video is the last in a series of core engagement blogs that we have posted. If you haven’t watched the previous blogs, it would be a great idea to become very familiar with the exercises and information we talked about in those blogs/videos before moving onto this technique.
As always, if you’re unsure of an exercise or would like to know more you can head to the menu on our website, click locations, and find your closest Wynn Fitness club. Contact us on the phone or come on down and speak with us in person, we would be happy to help!