Don’t forget your Upper Body Core…

I realized a while ago that the upper body has a “core” similar to the role played by the lower body “core”, namely the abs, obliques and lower back. For the lower body, those muscle groups act to cancel out movement in the midsection and to create a stable platform for the legs to move around.

Just like focusing on maintaining a strong, stable mid-section improves lower body function and strength, focusing on the Upper Body Core has the same affect on the shoulders and neck. In this video I explain where the Upper Body Core is and how to use it to improve your shoulder stability, neck position and upper body strength both in the gym and on the bike.

-James Wilson-

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  1. Mark H says:

    Thanks James. That’s REALLY helpful.

    Reply • September 21 at 8:38 am
  2. Dave Pike says:

    SUCH an awesome and super important post. I just noticed myself “collapsing” just as you said on the TGU’s I did my last kettlebell session. Great to see it addressed in a video. Thanks!!!

    Reply • September 21 at 8:08 pm

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