Unified Body Therapy                                                                
 Richard having spent most of his life as a athlete, trainer, guide, instructor and bodyworker understands the importance having a solid muscular core to support your skeletal frame, joints, and body posture.  So along with his bodywork he now offers core strength training to support the healing process.

Core Strength Training:   

The muscles of the trunk and torso act to stabilize the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle. From this solid, balanced base the limbs can be moved powerfully and under control. In fact before rapid movements of the extremities can take place, the central nervous system stabilizes the spine in anticipation (1). The rate at which the core muscles stabilize the spine may have a direct effect on the power of limb movement (2).

Core strength training differs from many traditional weight training routines by working both the lower back and abdominals in unison. The same is true for the upper and lower body. All athletic movements incorporate the core in some way. Very few muscle groups are isolated. Instead the whole body works as a unit and core strength training endeavours to replicate this.

What are the benefits of core strength training to the athlete?

  • Greater efficiency of movement

  • Improved body control and balance

  • Increased power output from both the core musculature and peripheral muscles such as the shoulders, arms and legs

  • Reduced risk of injury (the core muscles act as shock absorbers for jumps and rebounds etc.)

  • Improved balance and stability

  • Improved athletic performance!

Core Strength Training for Reducing Back Problems

Weak or poorly controlled core muscles have been associated with low back pain. The back muscles are responsible for movements such as extension and flexion of the spine and rotation of the trunk.

Excessive or uneven shock on the spine may lead to back problems. This may be exaggerated because weak core muscles lead to improper positioning or a forward tilt. In many exercises that use the back muscles, the abdominal muscles contract isometrically stabilizing the body.

The stronger and more correctly balanced the core muscles are, the less the uneven strain on the spine.

                                                  Basic Ball Exercises

Reality Based Self Defense:

In this course we will be basing our training on Richard's highly respected system 'The Science of Street Fighting'.  The Science of Street Fighting is Personal Protection Pro's highly specialized self defense system. We call it a science because we have broken down what it takes for the average person to survive an attack — whether it is by one attacker or by multiple attackers. All the techniques that you will learn are effective and powerful. We have systematically broken these techniques into moves that are easy to learn and practice so that the average person can implement them if or when the need arises.

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You can also purchase 'The Science of Street Fighting's' 4 DVD training set.

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