The most important recurring theme is?
Of course, that “theme” we’ve been reviewing and learn here in Level 1, is what the words “core stability” mean for our training, as well as how we go about learning to develop it at a foundational level. And then progress it!
Remember, the definition of stability is to stop or control motion in one location, in the presence of motion somewhere else. For us right now, the stillness should be around the middle – our pelvic girdle and especially, our low-back or lumbar spine.
The Level 1 Crab Bridge continues with this theme.
In this exercise our objective is to challenge core stability by moving from a symmetric (balanced on four limbs) support system for our body (2 arms and 2 legs) to an asymmetric support system (2 legs and 1 arm, or 2 arms and 1 leg).
Think of it a bit like a wheelbarrow:
We’re focusing on setting up on 4-points (simply referred to as a 4-point stance) while establishing and maintaining a neutral and still pelvic girdle…so that we can then carefully unload one foot at a time, to a 3-point stance.
In other words, a sort of wheelbarrow. 😊