Essential Pillar Strength For Rehab (Part 3)

An injury can be devastating for any lifter or athlete engaging in the never ending quest to become stronger, faster, more athletic, or simply look like a beast. A herniated lumbar disc will stop a powerlifter from squatting, pec tears will interrupt a bodybuilder’s upper body splits and a hamstring pull will keep a football player from improving his 40 yard dash at the NFL combine.

Essential Pillar Strength (Part 1)

Great pillar strength can make a good athlete great, or a great athlete good when it is lacking. This is also what can allow us to break through plateaus in our own training. Those at Athletes’ Performance have coined the term “pillar” to represent what many others refer to as the “core.” I prefer pillar, as it alludes to the true function of the trunk musculature.