What Is Your Core?


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Jeremy Klinkhamer

7 Responses to “What Is Your Core?”

  1. Hi Jeremy,
    Welcome and thanks for a simple yet direct approach to working our cores. Will be watching for more!
    Mike

  2. Hi Mike,
    Thanks so much for the kind words. I’m so excited to be involved with Paul and such a great website! I look forward to sending more videos soon.
    Jeremy

  3. November 29, 2014

    Austin

    Jeremy,
    I think Joseph H. Pilates couldn’t agree with you more on the importance of a strong core and its benefits in many sports and recreations. It is understandable that the exercises you recommend on this website are geared for very specific aspects of the golf swing but do you also recommend Pilates’ exercises in general for overall strength and flexibility in one’s golf game? Seems like targeted exercises for specific segments of the golf swing may enhance performance but the benefits of a holistic approach developing all of one’s core would yield greater gains and not just in swing mechanics but also in strengthened posture, etc.
    Best regards,
    Austin

    • Hi Austin,
      I agree completely. My only reservation to group classes, as Pilates and yoga often are, is that my clients often need specific areas of attention. Everybody, golfer or not, deserves to get evaluated properly by a functional movement expert. This gives a person a great road map for improved performance and injury prevention. Once a person understands their specific needs and then gets training for those specific needs the group classes will, at that time, be a fantastic way to get to a well-rounded workout. I never stop my clients from enjoying those classes, I just make it my mission to develop their knowledge and skill level to get more out of those classes. Many of us tend to do what we’re good at in the gym and on the practice range, but in reality once you know what you’re not good at and develop it to a level your proud of it can be a game changer both physically and mentally. Thanks for the post, Austin.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  4. February 5, 2015

    MichaelSkeels

    Hi Jeremy,
    I have been with ignition golf for several years. I am now working on pre-game stretching, core strengthening and stability. Do you have a pre-game stretching video or a list of pre-game stretching exercises?
    Mike

    • Not yet on this site. I hope to have something like that soon. As a basic rule, think of things like jumping jacks, quick squats, swinging your arms and legs. This dynamic activity will increase blood flow and prepare your muscles for action. If you have a current or old significant injury that also needs to be a part of your individual routine.
      Jeremy.

  5. February 9, 2015

    MichaelSkeels

    Thank you.

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