Often times we hear “core” used interchangeably with “abs”.
Although the abdominals are a large contributor to the core, there are many more muscles that compose the core— nearly 30 depending how you define the core.
Think of the core as a cylinder of muscles around your spine. All these muscles have a role to protect, stabilize, or move your spine for safe and efficient movement and power transfer.
The Halo Trainer encompasses this very approach to training. Halo Trainer exercises engage the core while strengthening the shoulders, hips, knees, etc.
CORE INTEGRATED BODYWEIGHT TRAINING
The body works in an integrated fashion from head to toe and Halo Training approaches core training this very same way. Most, if not all exercises challenge the core, but are not solely focused on these 30 or so muscles.
When we invented the Halo Trainer in 2009, when I was a practicing physical therapist and fitness enthusiast in Indianapolis. I was in the process of developing new back, hip and shoulder stabilization exercises utilizing the stability ball and BOSU when I realized these elastic surfaces were difficult to control and difficult to scale. Additionally, much of the previously known stability ball exercise content needed updating. Out of this realization, the Halo Trainer was born. This friction-fitting ergonomic handlebar apparatus allows the exerciser to control the level of stability while providing an updated integrated approach to core training.
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