"Core strengthening is key to everything. It's not just about the way I look, but about stabilising my body so I can perform better on stage" Paul Stanley
"Paul Stanley, from 'chunky' kid to fit KISS rocker". Interview with James S. Fell, www.latimes.com. April 20, 2013.
Core Stability training can be used to both reduce the
risk of getting back pain and, in conjunction with
appropriate treatment, to treat existing pain. People of
all ages can perform Core Stability training exercises.
By challenging the body, reducing the stability of the
support or closing their eyes, exercises can easily be
graded to suit each individual.
The spine should be held in position by the core muscles
during movement, this allows the smooth movement of the limbs without hinging and sheer forces causing damage to the spine and surrounding muscles. A stable core provides the foundation for movement of the rest of the body. By maintaining the body in alignment, it is possible to achieve a greater range of movement, strength, speed and balance whilst reducing the risk of injury to the body.
Core stability is essential for the maintenance of an upright posture, and especially for movements and lifts that require extra effort. Without Core Stability, the back is not supported from the inside and can be injured by lifting and moving with more force.