Biofeedback goes beyond therapeutic diagnosis and monitoring. It is also an effective tool for demonstrating muscle activation during strengthening exercises, like those used to develop core strength and stability.
Core strength and stability are critical to everyday function, comfort, and safety, as well as athletic performance. So, how to use biofeedback for core training? Utilizing biofeedback for strength and conditioning exercises encourages engagement, pushing muscles to their maximum controlled output for great results. It also helps to identify imbalances, improve accuracy and compliance, and build stamina and control. A strong and stable core is the basis of all functional movement. Targeting the abdominals, back, and hips balances strength over the entire core. Ensuring adequate core strength in these muscles can alleviate back and joint pain, improve balance, and reinforce safe movement patterns. If you stand, walk, lift, or twist in your daily life, then improving core stability could improve your comfort and overall physical capability! From basic posture to high performance athletics, getting your core up to snuff lays the foundation for success.
Tying in audiovisual feedback to core stability exercises improves performance during exercise, and demonstrates progress towards goals. With evidence-based tech, you can add biofeedback to your core strength programs in order to get the outcomes you’re striving for!
The purpose of the mTrigger Core Series (Copyright mTrigger, LLC, 2021) is to provide basic education on the use of the mTrigger Biofeedback System in conjunction with common core stabilization exercises. The full series covers set up and electrode placement for the various core musculature motor points in order to achieve the most accurate feedback. The series demonstrates a variety of core stabilization exercises in 3 levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced/functional. Check out some examples of exercises below!