Seated and Standing Core Exercise Variations
Live Webinar hosted by Sarah Zahab (BSc, R.Kin, CSEP-CEP)
We need our core muscles to stabilize us during seated and standing dynamic postures. It’s helpful and effective to include seated and standing core work in our programming. These exercises are often excellent alternatives when your clients are unable to get on the floor due to various barriers. We often stick to floor crunches, planks and bugs but there also are a number of efficient exercises that can be performed from a seated or standing position. These can effectively target the multifidus, transverse abdominus and internal obliques without neck strain, crunching or being stuck on your back. Whether your clients are physically unable to get on the floor or if you’re looking for more functional upright core variations, this session will provide numerous examples. Join us and walk away with functional, purposeful and effective core work that your clients and participants will benefit from.
Learn various core stability exercises in seated and standing
Identify tips to help cue proper core recruitment
Review tips and strategies to help connect with core muscles and avoid compensation
About the Speaker:
Sarah Zahab, BSc, R.Kin, CSEP-CEP, is the co-founder of Continuum Fitness & Movement Performance in Ottawa. She is a registered Kinesiologist with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, with a minor in Biology. She is a registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO), is a certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP), is certified in Group Fitness with Can-Fit-Pro, and is certified in NeuroKinetic Therapy ®. Sarah has been working full time in the fitness industry for 21 years and has an extensive background in dance.
In addition to her education and expertise, Sarah is a former international fitness competitor and represented Canada during the Ms. Fitness World competition four times. She presents at fitness conferences across North America. Sarah is a nationally ranked race walker and is the 2012 and 2014 Ontario Provincial Race Walking Champion for the 5000 m, and was the Canadian Indoor National Champion in 2016 for the 3000 m race. In light of her knowledge and experience, Sarah developed and created the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVDs, available online. When she is not training and helping clients reach their fitness goals, Sarah adores spending time with her husband and two daughters.