Movement is the key to maintaining core strength and more movement will definitely build strength. One absolute is that if you don’t use it you will lose it. Evidence from traditional seating solutions clearly establishes that when you don’t use your muscles, they atrophy or shrink.
Picture what a limb looks like after it has been cast following a fracture or similar orthopedic incident. Relative to the opposite limb, the soft tissues will be significantly smaller in girth compared to their complimentary opposite. This is a result of muscle atrophy or disuse and the shrinkage of this muscle group. Sitting without movement is essentially the same. While you may not be able to actually see this transition in your core stabilizing muscle groups as they are buried deep within and wrap around your spine, rest assured this is taking place.
By introducing movement, these critical stabilizing muscles are being stimulated. The result is a desirable flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients that add to the maintenance and building process.
Even relatively imperceptible movement is adding to this experience and you should expect over time to feel some of these benefits in the form of comfort and confidence that you can get up without feeling stiff and engage in other activities that resist injury.
Dr. Jack Callaghan from the University of Waterloo investigated the validity of this movement when compared to the benchmark of the well-excepted exercise ball. Learn more about the research here.
The outcome indicated that CoreChair recruited core stabilizing muscles on par with an exercise ball when engaging in the same exercises.
CoreChair is designed and manufactured to be robust and encourage you to explore both your natural movement and an exercise opportunity. It’s patented technology encourages movement in all directions up to 14 degrees. Check out the core design here.
At CoreChair we have also developed a series of CoreChair Fit videos led by Lisa Forsyth, a professional personal trainer. These exercises vary from a basic range of motion to more challenging exercises that you can perform at your desk to challenge and build these key supportive tissues even more.
If you can achieve core strength on an exercise ball in the gym, you can also do this on a CoreChair in your office!
Sitting on an exercise ball at work? Think again… https://soarcollective.com/sitting-on-an-exercise-ball-at-work-think-again/
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Exercises you can do at work: CoreChair Fit
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