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Today is the first day of the rest of your dance life, so take the challenge and make things happen for yourself! 

Ellen G Walker TCRG - owner of Target Training - shared this challenge with IDM readers in September 2018. With restrictions in place limiting your studio time, we thought it was the perfect time to share again!   

 

What if I told you that by stabilizing and strengthening one muscle group, you could reduce your risk of injury, improve your balance, and promote proper alignment? That is all possible by developing the muscles in your core!

Your core is comprised of bones, muscles and ligaments in your shoulder girdle, trunk, pelvis and hip. The superficial trunk muscles (muscles closer to the skin) and deep trunk muscles (further from the skin) are responsible for providing stability within your core. Your core is the center of your gravity in your body and when developed properly, improves your balance, power, and stability. This is important to Irish Dancers who are frequently leaping, turning, and moving quickly across the floor.

The 30-Day Core Challenge
To jumpstart your core training, we’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet challenging, 30 Day Core Challenge. Follow along with the exercises below and add modifications to them as you need to. Couple notes for the challenge:

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The book is edited by Dr Roisin Cahalan, a former lead dancer from Riverdance. Roisin is one of the world’s leading researchers of Irish Dancing injury and health. This is a must-have for everyone in the Irish Dancing community. Get 40% of the e-book until the end of May with code promo40 HERE.

Podium Strength & Performance

Looking for an online program to supplement your in-class dance time? A program that will help you concentrate on getting you in the best shape to reach your goals?  IDM intern, Elizabeth Carey, tried out Podium Strength and Performance for Irish Dancers for two weeks; here are some of her thoughts!

 

 

Try out Podium Strength and Performance for 3 days FREE here: https://www.podiumstrength.com and watch yourself rise to the top! Irish Dancing Magazine is packed full or fitness tips.

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