Teachers have to carry dozens of random things: kids, school supplies, classroom desks, etc.
The saving grace here is, carrying objects is a great way to train the trunk, or core.
In the video above, Coach Jared shows teachers 3 simple tips to turn that classroom chore into a core exercise: building strength and preventing injury!
- Brace 360 degrees: Breath in expanding the rib cage and sides of the body in all directions (particularly the sides and into the low, mid and upper back)
- Ribs down, stand tall: Pull your ribs down by exhaling fully and bracing your core to hold them in place. Then extend the chest tall without losing core stability.
- BONUS: Near/Far: if your back is healthy – move the object you are carrying away from your midsection. If you are protecting your back until it feels strong – move the object you are carrying closer to your midsection.
Try these tips while carrying anything and get your core strong to get FIT Strong!
We are FIT Strong!