“Strengthening from the core … a study has shown that an unmounted rider core fitness program can improve rider symmetry and equine welfare.”
Finally a proper study shows the importance of posture and rider core fitness work on the ground is important to improve riding posture and the posture and wellbeing of the horse. Something I have bee saying for months. How sitting up straight is going to help your horses performance and ability to carry himself proper. Read more in the “Horse and Hounds” magazine, page 8, 29th Oct 2015.
“In every exercise if you don’t start from a good postural position you won’t achieve optimum strength, you may use the wrong muscles and eventually something in your body will give” …
The Sunday Times on 1st Nov 2015 endorses the necessity to have correct posture before getting in to an exercise regime and in order to correct injury and rehab in a better more productive way.
It is everywhere – the recent Horse and Hound has an article saying the same thing reinforcing many of my comments on the Biospheric Performance Equestrian page about our posture and how it effects our horses back and posture too.
In brief if you can’t read this article it says there is little point in training without looking at posture and doing a proper postural assessment because you firstly won’t achieve the results you desire and second eventually you will hurt yourself.
Donna came to work with me about 2 years ago initially, but then life got a bit on top of her and she had a break for about 6 months. She came back to me in Jan 2015. Hear her incredible story in just 10 months how she has changed her life….
There is such dynamic movement required to play polo. Control the pony, hold the mallet, rotate to hit the ball, and keep on board. It is essential that the rider is agile, supple, has full range of motion. The rider needs to be strong and injury free, so it is imperative that he is rehabilitated correctly after any accident or fall and is kept fully mobile all the time to avoid any injury through the sport itself.
Working with Shane Benzie last week end, from Running Reborn, on Running Techniques, looking at the active Biomechanics of running. By logging data on movement we can see areas of weakness and we can track progress better. Coupled with really looking and working on the Intrinsic Biomechanics we can get much better results for our clients.