At the heart of all functional movement patterns sits the core.

Requirements of the core differ depending on the nature of the movement, pattern and plane of motion at play.

Generally speaking…

…if ‘more load’ is the required challenge, then static strength [or stability of the core] is most useful as we attempt to resist movement through the spine in order to lift heavy shit efficiently.

…if ‘more athleticism’ is the required challenge, then dynamic strength [or mobility/control through movement] is of more use.

Dynamic strength tends to align more with the requirements of life outside the weight room – function – and so despite what we see and hear in the fitness space around the importance of ‘core stability’, ‘core mobility’ is generally more functional to most.

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