GAINcast Episode 172: Core training roundtable

Core training is one of the most misunderstood concepts out there. Not only does the term core lack a consistent definition, but training is often inspired by myths. On this week’s GAINcast we assembled a roundtable of some of the most experienced practitioners in the area to try to define the topic, evaluate common training means, and discuss their own approach to the complex topic.

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Notes and quotes

In addition to Vern and myself, we were joined by prior guests and GAIN members Ola Eriksrud and Joe Przytula. Eriksrud is an associate professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. In addition he also is the head of Research and Development for 1080 Motion and assists athletes at the Norwegian Olympic Sport Center. Przytula is the supervisor of physical education, health, and safety at  Elizabeth (NJ) Public Schools and has a background as an athletic trainer.

To hear more about these topics you can listen to the full episode above. If you like what you hear on the GAINcast, don’t forget to give us a review and subscribe on iTunes.

Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:

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  • Both Eriksud and Przytula have previously been guests on the GAINcast. Eriksrud was on GAINcast 88 and Przytula on GAINcast 149.
  • You can also reach out to them on Twitter: @OlaAthletic1080 and @jpatc.