Primal Academy

Core Stability

Stabilise your client's core and you will improve their performance, movement and posture, preventing pain and injury.
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Course Introduction

Ask many of your clients what their core is and they’re likely to point straight at their stomach! It’s a very common misconception that core stability is centred around a small set of abdominal muscles and the aim of doing core work is to make those abs pop.

Any good coach knows that the core is far more complex than this (and that “abs” are made in the kitchen!). As the central link connecting your upper and lower body, almost all of our movements either originate in, or move through the core, from playing tennis to mopping the floor, from lifting weights to tying your laces and from running and jumping to sitting still and standing up!

Having good core stability will have a huge impact on your clients’ lives, both in the gym and in their every day life, helping them to perform better, move better, avoid pain and injuries and improve their posture.

Meet your tutor

Jim Waterhouse
Jim Waterhouse
Head of Primal Academy

As a stickler for perfection, I always want the best from everyone, myself included. "It will do" will never do. As a coach and a teacher I want to influence the people I work with to actually care: care about improving their service, care about the clients they are training, and care about becoming a better version of themselves. If every coach I work with ends up improving their service just 1%, over time I can make a positive impact on the fitness industry as a whole.

The fitness industry is gradually changing for the better and I'm excited to be a part of that. Coaches are being taken more seriously as legitimate health professionals instead of just "that teenager with white teeth and abs", but for these changes to continue, coaches need to be aware of two things:

1. What you do with a client in their hour of training is not going to change their life, but everything you teach them about lifestyle habits, nutrition and psychological health will be crucial to their results.

2. A qualified professional needs to charge qualified professional prices that reflect their service, and shows the public they get what they pay for; £20 for the occasional "beasting" is not going to get anyone very far, so we need to change that perception.

Resources Included

  • Exercise tutorials including regressions and progressions, coaching points and correct reps, sets and tempos.
  • Done-for-you training programmes you can start using with your clients today.
  • A list of core exercises that will compliment specific bigger movements, such as deadlifting or squatting, to help improve your clients’ overall performance in the gym.
  • A quiz to help you consolidate everything you’ve learnt.
  • Once you’ve completed the workshop, you’ll be able to revisit all the content to use as an ongoing refresher when working with clients.

What you will learn

  • What the core is and how it links every part of your body together.
  • The difference between static, dynamic and explosive core stability and how to strengthen each area.
  • How the core affects other, bigger movements such as deadlifting and squats.
  • Ways to assess your client’s core.
  • How to minimise risk to your clients and help them avoid injury.
  • Methods for making core work a fundamental part of training rather than something separate.

Class Curriculum

If you have any questions about this course, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

  Unit 1: Introduction to Core Stability
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I really valued the additional variations of core exercises and refresher on the theory of the core (e.g sling units and movements).
James Berman

I appreciated returning to basics then step progression exercises. The attention to detail is excellent, as is the explanation of exercise movements and corrective postural issues to review.
Anthony Ogeer-Ali

This course has reinforced my knowledge and understanding of the topic but it has also given me more depth and a greater understanding too.
Charlotte Welton

"I absolutely loved it, I learned so much especially some fabulous coaching points and more A & P about slings of the body etc, I have been using core strength exercises on clients for ages but now have more knowledge and better ways of teaching certain exercises plus I learned a load more. See, you think you know it all but you don't - these courses are so useful. I am so excited to go out and use my new knowledge!"

Krissy Stagg

“Great course to give you a basic overall idea of the core and different ways of training the core area”

Sarah Jayne Hurst

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