This morning I stumbled across this video insight into the kind of core training routine that has helped Craig Alexander become three time Ironman World Champion.
Crowie describes the important philosophy in planning an effective core workout – to target the muscles which attach to the pelvis. This helps an athlete to develop vital dynamic control of pelvic position through the functional movements of swimming, cycling and running. This strength and control around the pelvis enables an athlete to maintain great posture and muscle balance throughout the rigours of training and racing.
This approach is far more sport specific and worthwhile for any athlete than simply training the superficial ‘six pack muscles’ as is commonly the error made!