When someone mentions your core, do you automatically focus on that elusive unicorn known as six or eight pack abs even though the ultimate goal of a healthy lifestyle should be better overall health?
While toned abs are nice to look at, your core is so much more than just the rippling abs you see in commercials and advertisements.
It refers to your back, pelvis and shoulder girdle, the four bones that support the muscles and ligaments in your shoulders. When your core is strong, you have better balance for sports or just going about your daily routine. You also are less prone to injuries and suffer fewer aches and pains.
The Lynx Board has been scientifically shown to improve your core strength in just a few minutes per day. And yes, you are more likely to look and feel better, perhaps even attaining that six or eight pack if you are willing to put in the time, nutritional commitment and right mix of training techniques on your specially engineered Lynx Board with patented friction technology.
More importantly, good core stability is critical to good posture and provides an excellent foundation for the arm and leg movements that can counter the effects of poor posture and back problems so prevalent in our technology-driven lifestyles.
âThere are two big advantages to this exercise form, the first being its time efficiency â in only 20 minutes almost the whole body can be exercised,â concluded researcher Annika BjÃ¶rkander of Sweden, who led an independent six-week study into the efficacy and safety of the Lynx Board.
âThe second is its functionality, many muscles are activated as part of the same exercise. I have not observed any disadvantages during this period. IÂ believe it is a gentle form of exercise that all individuals can do, regardless of their past exercise
history, as the load can be varied by using different support points.â
Whatâs more, the results showed âclear improvementâ for all study participants after just six weeks with the Lynx Board. Common to all the evaluation forms was that the participants felt that they had learnt how to find and activate their core muscles and that they thought it was a good, fun, motivational and time efficient exercise form,â the study found.
About half of the participants were office workers, who spent much of their work day behind a desk, while other participants had jobs that required running or heavy lifting.
âAgain, we come back to the importance of a strong core so that the body can handle the strains it is exposed to,â the findings stated. âThe subjects were very curious about this exercise form and have consistently been very motivated in performing the exercises which may also have affected the results.â
Participants who volunteered for the study were asked to perform a total of six exercises on the Lynx Board. These included basic exercises in the first phase of the study followed by more advanced exercises of up to 10 repetitions each during subsequent sessions. Participants began with a three- to four-minute warmup on the Lynx Board consisting of “ski steps” and concluded with stretching exercises.
Three different tests were administered before and after the training sessions to record changes in both functional and static core strength.
âThe results pointed to significant improvements in both core musculature endurance and strength,â asserted lead researcher BjÃ¶rkander. âThe conclusion drawn is that both static and functional core strength can be improved by training with Lynx Board.â