Are you ready for a Challenge?
Join INVIVO’s FREE 21-Day Fitness Challenge. This month our Challenge is Mobility.
Each month we will feature a new challenge targeting specific movement skills that will help make you stronger and fitter to handle the physical challenges of your daily life.
Having a strong core is so important. Your core is involved in all movements including standing, bending, rotating, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and climbing.
Almost every type of movement you do at the gym—and in everyday life, like bending over to put on your shoes or carrying a heavy load of laundry—requires some level of core strength.
A strong core also helps stabilize your body, improving your balance and ability to do exercises with proper form as well as perform movements that protect your spine.
So how do we get a strong core? By practicing rotation and anti-rotation movements and exercises.
Rotation or twisting exercises build mobility strength, power, and range of motion to encourage rotation, particularly in the upper back (thoracic) and neck (cervical spine).
Anti-rotation exercises build stability and strength to prevent rotation, particularly in the hips / low back (lumbar spine). The ability to prevent rotation of the lumbar spine may be more important than the ability to create rotation in the thoracic and cervical spine. Anti-rotational movements can help take the pressure off the lumbar region of your spine because they help to keep it (lumbar spine) from rotating. Lumbar discs are made to be stable and not particularly mobile.
Rotation/Anti-rotation exercises and training are geared toward developing the muscles of your entire core to make them stronger, have more endurance and produce increased power.
With this foundation, you will become stronger and more stable in everything you do, making it easier and safer to perform everyday activities. And, they help you establish a better mind-body connection.
Making healthy choices is easier with the support of others. Encourage a friend to join the INVIVO 21-Day Fitness Challenge too!
Learn proper form for all 7 exercises in our Fitness Challenge.
Share your progress and success each day. #invivo21daychallenge #invivrotation
Watch all of the demonstration videos
by our own Rob McDonial, Certified Personal Trainer.
If you have any questions about this Challenge, contact INVIVO’s Personal Trainers or Wellness Director.
We are here to help make each and every exercise and movement the best it can be.
Missed an INVIVO Challenge?
You can do all of our challenges this month.
Join the squat challenge.
Join the cardio challenge.
Join the push-up challenge.
Join the row challenge.
Join the lunge challenge
Join the isometric challenge
Join the mobility challenge