3 Common Issues and 3 Best-Practice Strategies for Training the Female Core

Happy Tuesday. We hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

This past weekend we were joined by our team of Integrative Movement Specialists™ for our first I.M.S.™ Instructor Training.

While it was an intense weekend of learning and sharing, we made time for fun as well…

Oh, and of course for food.

Speaking of learning and sharing, this month we’re sharing strategies with you for effectively training your female client’s core.

Why focus on the female core? After all, don’t we already have enough strategies for training the female core?

And isn’t training the female core the same as training the male core?

Let me share a quick story of a patient I recently consulted with…

Krista is a 37-year old mother of 3 amazing children and works part time as a nurse.

Krista loves to run however 3 weeks ago, she ‘threw’ her back out as she got out of her car.

It was so severe she had to lay on the floor and could barely put any weight through her legs as she walked.

After a week of struggling, Krista saw her chiropractor physician. Although she feels better, she still reports that she hasn’t been able to return to running even though she was cleared to run by her doctor.

Here are the exact words Krista used when describing how she felt when trying to run:

“My legs just feel heavy and weak. And I feel tightness from my low back all the way up through my neck every day.”

These are very common issues we hear from our female clients, especially the ones that have had abdominal, pelvic, and/or abdominal surgery.

And when I asked her what core exercises she’s currently doing, she said she can’t do core exercises because whenever she tries to exercise her core, she experiences increased low back and/or neck tension.

Tightness, weakness, and feelings of leg ‘heaviness’ are a few of the most common complaints my female patients have told me in my 21 years as a Chiropractic Physician.

While I used to wonder what was causing these issues, I no longer have any doubt what is driving these reactions…

It is secondary to the posture and movement changes that result from pregnancy – especially after C-sections or traumatic births – as well as after abdominal, pelvic, and/or low back surgeries.

That’s why I am so excited to have Sara Fisher, who works with us here at Chicago Integrative Movement Specialists, join me for this week’s edition of Integrative Movement Insider™.

Sara understands firsthand exactly what happens to the female core during and after pregnancy as well as after a C-section.

She is going to share 3 important topics as it relates to training the female core after pregnancy, surgery, and/or trauma.

She’ll be sharing her top 3 strategies that she uses with her own clients.

These are the exact strategies that Sara used with herself to successfully recover and return from a C-section and injuries experienced during her career as a professional dancer.

Sara will also be discussing the 3 common things that cause core issues with your female clients.

She’ll also discuss exactly what you need to do to appropriately train the female core especially after pregnancy and/or surgery.

The tips Sara will be sharing are in direct contrast to what our industry currently teaches about ‘core training’ so you don’t want to miss this!

Dedicated to helping you make this year your best year ever as a health and fitness professional.

You can access Sara’s strategies here.

P.S. Looking for the best assessments and exercises to safely train your female clients after pregnancies, surgeries, and/or trauma?

Later this week, we’ll be at the next stop on our Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ Certification Program tour…Boston, MA.

So that you understand exactly how the core functions and can deliver the best results for your female clients, we’ll be sharing the best assessments, corrective exercises, and functional exercise patterns to restore the female core.

It’s not too late to enroll and up-level your skillset, mindset, and business so you can make 2019 your best year ever as a health and fitness professional!