The Core Workout is your expert guide to Swiss Ball training for core stability. Used by top athletes and fitness professionals across a wide range of sports, Swiss Ball training can enhance essential stability and control for your sport. With over 30,000 copies sold worldwide and used by international and national elite sports organisations, this highly illustrated book features more than 85 drills with clear progressions, techniques to recruit your core muscles, common errors, partner and two ball drills, weight training and stretching on your ball, and sample sport specific programmes
Joanne Elphinston is a performance consultant, international lecturer and physiotherapist whose clients include elite and professional athletes including Olympic, Commonwealth and World Championship medallists, Premiership footballers and professional golfers. Joanne’s experience spans both summer and winter sports and she advises on technical movement enhancement for performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation for clients including the British Olympic Association and Swedish Sports Federation.
Paul Pook is the National Fitness Coach for the Irish Rugby Football Union and has worked with elite athletes in a wide variety of sports. Paul is a well-known published author in the area of fitness and was also the co-author of Complete Conditioning for Rugby.
“This book is an excellent read covering what has now become a central issue in the sports science and rehabilitation world. Core stability, which is the primary focus of this publication, is covered in substantial detail providing the reader with clear concise guidelines on the inclusion of this concept to improve almost every aspect of his/her athletic performance. The issues covered in the book vary from conditioning, decreasing injury risk, improving balance and muscular coordination to improving posture. The book is comprehensible even to the lay person and is a fantastic and interesting practical guide to the world of ‘core stability’.”
“This book was recommended to me by a chiropractic doctor. I have a longstanding back problem and need to improve my core stability. The book has easy to follow instructions with diagrams suitable even for a novice like me! I had bought a Swiss ball years ago after hearing it was good for back problems but couldn't find a good workout programme so it lay hidden away in a cupboard. Fortunately this book also tells you about safety aspects such as how much to inflate the ball, which comes in handy if instructions are lost.”
"Regardless of the title, “The Core Workout...” is for everyone, in particular for beginners who want a solid and sensible grounding in form and technique. The reason for the title’s ‘dedication’ is that the authors' ultimate focus is that your final workout routine should be tailored to support the demands of your chosen primary sports routine, be it skiing, golfing, etc. However, this is just one late chapter and can be ignored if this is not your focus. "