Core strength is the foundation of athletic movement and power. On the field and the court, you’re only as strong as your core is so it’s time to ditch the crunches and workout like a pro. We asked Pro Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Doo for some of his favorite go-to core exercises prescribed to his professional athletes. As an expert in sports and athletic development, injury prevention and team training, it’s no question that Bryan knows the best way to a strong core. Here’s what he recommends you add into your workout routine to build strength to become a better athlete.
Counter Rotation Band pulls
Get in an athletic stance, square up and have a slight bend in your knees. Your back should be up straight. Put your arms out in front of you holding a resistance band with both hands. Have a partner hold the other end of the resistance band with tension off to your left side. Rotate your shoulders to the right without shifting the rest of your body – everything should remain in position except for your shoulders while rotating. Start slow and then pick up the speed. Switch sides.